Cybersecurity Mentorship Program Mentor Application Thank you for your interest in serving as a mentor to a college student exploring a career in cybersecurity. Please complete the form below and a member of our team will review your submission. This application will close on February 15th, 2023. About You First Name This field is required. Last Name This field is required. Email This field is required. Phone This field is required. Are you a resident of Massachusetts? Yes No, but I work in Massachusetts. Note: Massachusetts residents and non-Massachusetts residents who work in Massachusetts may apply. What company do you work for? This field is required. What is your job title? This field is required. Years Experience in Cybersecurity: This field is required. Please select the area(s) of Cybersecurity in which you have experience/expertise: Analyze (Performs highly-specialized review and evaluation of incoming cybersecurity information to determine its usefulness for intelligence) Collect and Operate (Provides specialized denial and deception operations and collection of cybersecurity information that may be used to develop intelligence) Investigate (Investigates cybersecurity events or crimes related to information technology (IT) systems, networks, and digital evidence) Operate and Maintain (Provides the support, administration, and maintenance necessary to ensure effective and efficient information technology system performance and security) Oversee and Govern (Provides leadership, management, direction, or development and advocacy so that the organization may effectively conduct cybersecurity work) Protect and Defend (Identifies, analyzes, and mitigates threats to internal information technology systems and/or networks) Securely Provision (Conceptualizes, designs, procures, and/or builds secure information technology systems, with the responsibility for aspects of system and/or network development) Please see the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework for more information about each of these categories (https://niccs.us-cert.gov/workforce-development/cyber-security-workforce-framework). Project As a mentor you will supervise your student mentee’s work on a project throughout the Mentorship Program. Please list which type of project(s) you would feel comfortable working on with a student: Build, break, secure, and administer a virtual machine (i.e. a raspberry pi or other) Identify the challenges around a cybersecurity policy or procedure for a business (i.e. the requirement that employees change their password every 90 days) and write a report on your assessments Create or evaluate a Cyber Incident Response Plan Draft a memo providing a policy recommendation for the state of Massachusetts Develop a Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Product I am willing to work with a student mentee interested in developing a custom project based on mutual cybersecurity interests Note: those selected to participate in the program will be provided additional details about each option. Questions Why do you want to be a mentor? This field is required. Why is promoting diversity in the cybersecurity workforce important to you? This field is required. Would you be willing to have more than one student mentee? If yes, we may pair you with a second student mentee. Yes – I would be willing to take on a second student mentee. No – I would prefer to have only one student mentee. Additional Information Please let us know of any considerations regarding your availability we should consider when matching with you with a student mentee (i.e. I’m only available to meet in the mornings). Would you be willing to host a virtual panel with your colleagues focused on careers in cybersecurity at your company/organization for student mentees in the Mentorship Program? Yes No Maybe Anything else you want us to know? Mentor Participation Agreement Your company must confirm that it permits your participation in the Mentorship Program by signing a Mentor Participation Agreement that includes your supervisor’s name and contact information. Please download the Mentor Participation Agreement here and upload a completed version. This form must be uploaded in order for this application to be submitted. Mentor Participation Agreement This field is required. Acknowledgement BY CLICKING SUBMIT BELOW, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS: If selected to participate, I will make myself available to meet with my student mentee(s) for a minimum of one hour every two weeks for direct mentorship and/or working on my project. I certify that all the information I have provided is complete, accurate and truthful, and I understand that any omission or misrepresentation of fact may result in the immediate termination of any consideration to my application or expulsion from the Mentorship Program. To the extent the information that I have provided becomes incomplete or inaccurate in any manner, or circumstances change such that my response(s) to any of the requests or questions on this form would need to be modified, I understand and agree that I have an obligation to immediately notify the MassCyberCenter of such change(s). As a public entity, MassTech is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, therefore any documents and other materials made or received by MassTech and/or its employees are subject to public disclosure if requested. CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.