Beginning this fall, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) will partner with Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS) to examine and solve some of the cybersecurity issues facing critical infrastructure today.

Through a fellowship program, Metro hopes to develop next generation of cyberexperts while also enhancing its own security position. Throughout the year, the fellowships will accept two students per semester and projects will be customized based on what the students learn in their program of study either in the Master’s in Applied Intelligence program, Master’s in Cybersecurity Risk Management program, or the Master’s in Technology Management program at SCS.

“Metro is eager to partner with Georgetown—to enhance our commitment to regional partnerships and the delivery of safe and reliable services through the development of the next generation of cybersecurity professionals,” said Metro’s Senior Director of Cybersecurity & CISO, Kyle Malo.

The University sees this fellowship program as an opportunity to provide Georgetown students with practical, relevant experience to progress in their chosen field and address real-world security problems.