COUNTDOWN to Commencement

The School of Cybersecurity and Privacy congratulates the Graduating Class of Spring 2021. Explore highlights of a few members in our new class of alumni with a Master of Science in Cybersecurity.

The Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program includes three women graduates – the first from OMS Cyber – who are earning their degrees this spring. Learn about these pioneers in our coverage.

Go Jackets. #gt21 #RamblinOn

Richard DeMillo
Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Chair of Computing 
Chair, School of Cybersecurity and Privacy  

The Week of Graduation

Celebrate with us and share your stories online May 3-9. Mention @gatechcyber on Twitter and we’ll come celebrate with you on the web.

HOT TAKE: MS in Cybersecurity

Q: What happens when you put soon-to-be-graduates on the spot to share how they feel as it all comes to an end? A: You get a little humor, honesty, and some sadness.

What They Said

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Sean: I survived.

Alexander: Excited to serve.

Andrew: Excited to reacquaint myself with the notion of free time.

Apurv: I am looking forward to my professional journey starting after graduation with my first full-time job.

Farzam: Excited to get the master’s and have an awesome summer before I start work full-time.

Jonathan: Excited to qualify for a promotion!

Kai: Everything’s great!

Maneel: I’m gonna miss this place.

Meghan: I’m excited to read books that I actually want to read.

Rahul: GT made me realize, “I think, therefore I am.”

Tanishq:  Bye bye Tech, I’m off to industry.

Yameen: I’m excited to have my weekends back.

Yiwen: I’m glad that I spent my last two years here.

Gregory: I’m excited for weekends and to see if what I’ve learned at Georgia Tech is true or not.

Graduate Stories

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Twice a Yellow Jacket

Paul Konikowski

There’s a common refrain among students who make it through Georgia Tech’s classrooms and come out the other side with a degree: I Got Out. It’s a badge of honor and a shared bond among those who endure the institute’s rigorous demands. More than a few of those men and women choose to come back knowing full well what awaits them.

Road Warrior

Becky Borrebach

Previously stationed in Georgia, the U.S. Army captain remembers the first and only time she visited Tech’s campus. She and her husband Drew, a fellow Army officer, were stationed clear across the state from one another – Drew at Fort Benning in Columbus and Becky at Fort Gordon in Augusta – and had to make long weekend drives to see each other.

Making Moves

Kristine Diomampo

Kristine’s grad school experience has been like a self-feeding loop – go online for class, learn through her projects and peers, integrate that new knowledge at work, then rinse and repeat. Adding to that virtuous cycle was a promotion at her job, where she is now an IT security auditor.

Stealth Mode

Jada Brock?

Georgia Tech’s graduate course in Privacy, Technology, Policy and Law had an unintended consequence for Jada Brock – it scared her into going incognito on the web. 404 NOT FOUND 404 NOT FOUND 404 NOT FOUND 404 NOT FOUND 404 NOT FOUND 404 NOT FOUND

High Prospects

Maneel Manish Modi
MS Cybersecurity21

Maneel is undeniably energized as he heads out to start his career and leverage all that he has learned. He aims to absorb as much as he can by taking on varied projects and working toward the long-term growth that the field promises. With cybersecurity professionals constantly in demand across industries, Maneel’s prospects to do exactly that look very good indeed.

Women Trailblazers

Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity

These are OMS Cyber’s first women graduates – a U.S. Army officer trained at West Point, a career public servant monitoring critical infrastructure, and an ambitious IT security auditor, all prepared for their next steps in helping make cyberspace safer.

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Becky Borrebach’s

Jada Brock?

Kristine Diomampo’s

Commencement Speaker

Saturday, May 8, 2021, 1 p.m.

Paul Judge received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Network Security from Georgia Tech. He is a technology entrepreneur and investor. He is Co-Founder & Partner of TechSquare Labs and Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Pindrop. Pindrop’s technology protect some of the largest banks, insurers, and retailers in the world and has total funding of over $100 million from venture firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Google Capital, and IVP.  TechSquare Labs is a company building studio and venture fund based in Atlanta. Across TechSquare Labs and Judge Ventures, Paul has invested in over 60 technology startups.

Graduation Messages From Afar

Aloha From Hawaii

Hello from Hong Kong

Ranking a GT Cybersecurity Degree

Grads share personal life highlights and how their new degree compares

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Paul Konikowski


Kristine Diomampo


Jada Brock


Becky Borrebach


A: Humor, honesty, and some sadness

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