Major: Computer Science / Computer Security Track
Brandon Moody never leaves home without a certain textbook from his cybersecurity case studies class. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but he does always have the book on hand at his internship with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.
“It almost acts as a bible,” jokes the senior, who says the case studies class was excellent preparation for his position as an information technology auditor/specialist at the government agency.
In fact, it was Towson’s highly respected computer science program that drew Moody to attend TU in the first place, despite acceptances from other prestigious institutions. (TU’s in-state tuition and proximity to his family didn’t hurt either.)
“Everything relies on computers,” explains the west Baltimore native, emphasizing the importance of learning to protect information systems from threats. And Towson’s academics are giving Moody the first-class training he needs to be part of the new generation of computer scientists safeguarding information from hackers whose deeds increasingly dominate headlines.
Additionally, engaging with the Cybersecurity Club, Black Student Union and multiple honor societies is helping Moody jump-start his career through professional networking and exposure to people from a variety of backgrounds.
“I like the diversity at Towson,” says Moody. “Being around different types of people prepares you for a professional environment.”
Towson’s academics are giving Moody the first-class training he needs to be part of the new generation of computer scientists safeguarding information from hackers.