Domain5 is proud to partner with Hood College in empowering and educating the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. On Thursday, April 5 Hood College launched the inaugural installation of the John C. and Janet Hobbs Cotton Cybersecurity Lecture Series. The series is a critical component to the college’s newly established Masters of Science in Cybersecurity, the first program of its kind to be offered at a private college in Maryland.

Hood was honored to launch the series with an inaugural lecture from General Keith Alexander, former Director of the National Security Agency and retired four-star Army general. General Alexander spoke to students and members of the Frederick community about the deep need for passionate and bright young professionals in cybersecurity positions. Students engaged with General Alexander prior to and following the lecture in an effort to learn more about the ever-growing and diversifying field of cybersecurity.

Domain5 is dedicated to helping Hood foster the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through active mentorship and engaging internship opportunities. This initiative with Hood formalizes our efforts to actively engage in the community, and we look forward to continuing this conversation with Hood students.

“As a Hood College alumnae and young professional in cybersecurity, I am very excited and encouraged by the relationship Domain5 is formalizing with Hood,” said Catherine Traini, a Domain5 cybersecurity consultant. “I benefited greatly from the wisdom and guidance from my college mentor, and I am proud to be part of a company that not only encourages mentorship internally but also actively engages in it throughout the community.”