Get Involved!

There are several ways to become involved with the Cybersecurity Initiative.

Apply to be a Cybersecurity Research Fellow

Cybersecurity Research Fellows work on independent research projects under the guidance of Dr. Jessica Beyer. Research fellows register for a class that is offered one to two times a year and are required to attend and actively participate in the class and produce one piece of high quality research a quarter.

Research fellows receive the title “Cybersecurity Research Fellow” and close research/writing mentorship from Dr. Beyer. Fellows become a part of the broader Cybersecurity Initiative network.

Students of any level – undergraduate to graduate – may be a research fellow. Students must be willing to collaborate with their colleagues and work toward creating an inclusive and productive research environment. Students must be willing to revise their research reports repeatedly under the guidance of Dr. Beyer.

In most cases, students must have taken one of the Jackson School’s cybersecurity classes in order to apply to become a fellow (or some equivalent). 

Please email Dr. Jessica Beyer ( if you’d like to learn more.

Volunteer Time & Expertise

The Cybersecurity Initiative has benefited from the time and expertise of professionals in our network. These friends of the Initiative have given public lectures, spoken in our classes, run workshops, and have offered career advice to our students. If you are a professional who would like to become involved in the initiative, we would love to speak with you. We are particularly interested in people who have worked in government, in technology policy broadly defined, or who have a social science background but have made the move into the tech industry. Please email Jessica Beyer ( to get in contact.

Give Resources

The Cybersecurity Initiative has been made possible with generous funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. However, the Initiative is always looking for substantive support to expand our programmatic capacity. Make a gift to the Jackson School here.