Stratford University: Falls Church & Woodbridge Applies Classroom Lessons in Cyber Security Event

November 29, 2017

Stratford University Applies Classroom Lessons in Cyber Security Event

On November 20th and 27th, a group of Stratford University CSIT students and staff from Stratford’s Falls Church and Woodbridge campuses participated in a Cyber Security Simulation exercise organized by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC for the second consecutive year. During the exercise, the students provided technical assistance to the simulation participants and assisted the OAS technical staff.

The Cyber Exercise was developed by the OAS IT Security team to educate leaders in the hemisphere on Cyber Security issues, policies, and operations. Juan Jose Goldschtein, Chief Information Officer from the OAS, was very appreciative of Stratford University’s support over the last two years. “I am not only impressed with the student’s technical knowledge, but also their ability to communicate effectively with senior military officials from multiple member nations,” noted Goldschtein.

Today, the OAS brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Western Hemisphere. The OAS was established in order to achieve among its member states—"an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence."

Stratford University participants included:

  • Mr. Mike Cobb (CSIT Program Director)
  • Jared Samplaski (Woodbridge Lab Director)
  • Sarki Amada
  • Larry Brooks
  • David Yeboah