MIT Cybersecurity Clinic

The new MIT Cybersecurity Clinic (11.274 and 11.074) will be offered in the fall semester 2020.

The Cybersecurity Clinic will consist of four-modules : Cybersecurity for Critical Urban Infrastructure: Understanding the Problem; How the MIT Cybersecurity Clinic Makes Initial Contact with potential Client Agencies; Onsite Assessment of Cybersecurity Vulnerability by MIT Clinic Staff; and Prepare and Submit a Final Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment to a Client Agency. MIT students who want to take on field assignments with the Cybersecurity Clinic (for academic credit) must pass the certification examination offered at the end of the fourth module. 

Students who have achieved certification, will work in teams supervised by advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students during the last nine weeks of the spring semester to collaborate with an assigned client agency to prepare a Cyberattack Vulnerability Assessment for a client agency.

Key stakeholders - such as the International City Management Assoication, the National Association of Counties, the National Governor's Association, the National League of Cities, the US Conference of Mayors, the Ford Foundation, and others - will help to shape the content and application of the MIT Cyberclinic through participation of in a workshop, Enhancing Cybersecurity for Critical Urban Infrastructure in the United States, to be held at MIT in December of 2019.  

Enhancing Cybersecurity for Critical Urban Infrastructure in the United States, will give a diverse set of officials, academics, and private sector stakeholders an opportunity to convene, share experiences and ideas, while building stronger relationships to support the cybersecurity of public institutions and governments. We hope that participants will help to identify the first client agencies for the MIT Cyberclinic in 2020.