March 13, 2023 | News

The UGA CyberArch Program helping prepare and prevent online threats

Writer: Julianne Akers

Published March 13, 2023

The UGA CyberArch Program is working to help organizations across the state prepare for and prevent online threats.

UGA CyberArch is currently working with organizations in Floyd, Gordon, Oglethorpe, Spalding and Thomas counties. Student interns work in teams to review cybersecurity risks through assessments and site visits.

Organizations involved include city and county governments, K-12 school systems and rural hospitals in Georgia. These were chosen due to their higher profiles, vulnerability ,and lack of financial resources.

UGA CyberArch is a free program that provides an estimated value of $60,000 to $180,000 from six teams that work over a semester.

The program is facilitated by UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a unit of UGA Public Service and Outreach, and includes students from the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, the Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy and the Terry College of Business.