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Securing the Future Through Education

May 14, 2019


As CISO for Ohio State University, Helen Patton has an acute vision for students and professors who are passionate about cybersecurity. While undergraduate university programs are succeeding in many areas, they are hindered by a lack of structure and guidance from the industry as a whole. She explains how to create a valuable student internship experience that offers diverse and relevant practical experience.

Community colleges and four-year colleges are really performing two different services for the cyber community and for the business community in general, but they're not quite hitting the mark yet because the industry as a whole hasn't formalized yet to say what it needs.
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Helen Patton

Helen is the Chief Information Security Officer at The Ohio State University. She is a member of the Enterprise Security team, and oversees Security, Privacy and Disaster Recovery across the university.

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