I have worked on the socio-cybersecurity project for over a year and a half at this time. Throughout this time, I have been working with the professors in both the sociology and computer science departments, while also working amongst many other student research assistants. Working on this research project I have come across a few new technological concepts that were new to me, while also implementing some sociological concepts that I was familiar to due to learning in the classroom. Since I have been on this research project for quite some time, I have been able to participate in in the RISE symposium at Norfolk State University at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
When I first started this internship, I was mainly conducting literature reviews on the topic of cybersecurity education in the workplace. As soon as I was more familiar with the topic is when I started to help with interviewing students from NSU. From that point on is when I would conduct interviews from students then later from workers in the Hampton Roads area to collect the qualitative data we needed for the project. Once this data was gathered is when we as research assistants would help with transcript cleaning to make sure the data, we gathered was accurate and legible.
As long as I have been a part of this research project, I have had a great time learning and participating in this work. I would like to thank Drs. Turner and Shen for helping throughout this whole experience and for teaching me what it means to be a professional in this field. I am looking forward to what we can accomplish as I finish graduate school in this upcoming fall.