Business Focused

Healthcare organizations, businesses, and local governments are all common targets of online crime. Our programs bring business leaders from across industries together to collaborate with our students and faculty on timely solutions to cyber and national security concerns. 


The Uber Case

Eclipz CISO and The Cybersecurity Vault video podcast host Matthew Rosenquist, and Kevin Powers, founding director of the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance program, dissect the recent conviction of the Uber CISO. 



Cyber and National Security Programs Webinar Series 2023-2024

Cyber and National Security Programs Webinar Series 2021-2022

Cyber and National Security Programs Webinar Series 2020-2021

Cyber Attack and Incident Response Simulation

Boston Conference on Cyber Security (BCCS)

Georgetown Foretell Forecaster (Remote Volunteer Opportunity)

In collaboration with the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University, our students provide a community of forecasters to predict trends in AI and emerging technology that will inform their policy recommendations. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about crowd forecasting and to shape the future of emerging tech policy. The most active and accurate participants will be eligible to win rewards and prizes! 

All participants will have access to forecasting data that can be used for their own research purposes. This project has the potential to shape emerging tech policy for years to come and we (the CPG Program) are part of the project/team in kicking this off. If you are interested in participating, please use your "" email address and not your affiliation with the BC Cyber Program.

You can learn more and register to become a forecaster.

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The CPG Program LinkedIn Group 

A professional group for Boston College students, faculty, alumni (undergraduate, graduate, and law) and friends and supporters of our Cybersecurity and National Security Programs at BC and BC Law who are interested in networking (e.g., posting of jobs and internships, industry and government events, etc.) with each other and collaborating on the varying cybersecurity issues faced by industry and governments.  

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ISACA CPG Student Group

With over 140,000 members worldwide, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems.

Our ISACA CPG Student Group is BC’s local chapter of ISACA New England, focusing on connecting students with opportunities in cybersecurity, information systems and technology, computer science, and business management, among others.  Also, as a member of the Group you will have access to varying trainings and certifications offered by ISACA at discounted rates.  For more information, please contact our Student Group President, Alison Hiatt at  

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Fulbright Ireland-USA TechImpact Cybersecurity Scholar Program at Boston College

Fulbright TechImpact Scholar Awards are research grants for Irish citizens, or E.U. citizens resident in the ROI for 3+ years, to complete short-term, non-commercial projects and research in the U.S. These Awards are open to Professionals (no PhD required) and early career researchers with PhD conferred since 2015. They are designed to respond to the potential and pace of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).


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Kevin R. Powers, J.D.

Kevin R. Powers, J.D.

Founder and Director, M.S. Cybersecurity Policy and Governance, Boston College
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Boston College Law School & Carroll School of Management


Kevin is the founder and Director of the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program at Boston College, and an Assistant Professor of the Practice at Boston College Law School and in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management’s Business Law and Society Department. With over 20 years of combined law enforcement, military, national security, business, higher education, and teaching experience, he has worked as an analyst and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense, law firms in Boston and Washington, D.C., and as the General Counsel for an international software company based in Seattle, Washington. Along with his teaching at Boston College, Kevin is a Research Affiliate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and he has taught courses at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was also the Deputy General Counsel to the Superintendent. Kevin also is a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor for Manatt, serves as a Trustee for the Board of Boston College High School, and as a Member of the Boston College Law School Business Advisory Council. From 2016-2017, he was the Panel Lead for the Collegiate Working Group for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Kevin regularly provides expert commentary regarding cybersecurity and national security concerns for varying local, national, and international media outlets.