Penn State Brandywine and Software Company Partner to Boost Cybersecurity Education

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Penn State Brandywine and SAP, a global software company, have partnered to support SAP’s efforts to nurture cybersecurity professionals.

SAP will fund Penn State Brandywine undergraduate research and provide students with professional internship opportunities. Penn State Brandywine has hosted an SAP-designated Next-Gen Lab since 2018.

The lab allows students to connect with companies for experience and recruitment. This summer’s undergraduate research projects at the SAP Lab focus on industry and SAP-specific security challenges.

“This partnership with SAP allows our students to deepen their cybersecurity skills and network directly with industry professionals,” said Andy Landmesser, Assistant Professor of Information Science and Technology. “Students often don’t have the means to take advantage of opportunities to build their professional networks and conduct research. SAP resources help level the playing field so that all Brandywine cybersecurity students can benefit from a variety of experiential learning opportunities.

SAP will be the naming sponsor of a one-day regional cybersecurity conference hosted by Penn State Brandywine scheduled for September 9. Topics planned for the conference include business and ethics, improving the security operations center and cyber/defense innovation.

Penn State Brandywine and SAP will create the program for SAP University and Academic Alliance conferences, workshops and boot camps.

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