Here is the latest entry in our Summer Intern Chronicles Series, this one a promising young man soon to graduate from Norwich University:
My name is Brady Doherty and I am from Sandwich, MA. Presently, I am a rising senior at Norwich University within their Corps of Cadets program. This imminent fall semester is scheduled to be my last, as I am anticipating an early graduation. I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in cyber security with a concentration in digital forensics. This summer, I have been fortunate enough to work with Cape Cod 5 as their Information Security Intern. Within my first day as an Infosec Intern, it promptly became apparent that this position was a superb fit for me in regards to my passion for keeping valuable data protected as well as acquiring additional knowledge for my intended career field.
Thus far, I have been diligently working on various projects and ensuring that all important assets within the bank are well protected. For instance, I have regularly assisted with performing scans on new and existing technology assets for vulnerabilities, along with numerous reconciliations of IT assets in IT inventory and scanning tools. Additionally, I have been given the opportunity to contribute within information security reviews of bank vendors including aspects of SOC reports, as well as following up on phishing email alerts, etc. Being able to use all the material I have learned throughout my time at Norwich in such a meaningful and real work environment like Cape Cod 5 has increased my overall knowledge of cyber security exponentially.
Perhaps one of the most significant lessons I have learned this summer is the importance of a strong company culture. Everybody that I have had the pleasure of meeting throughout my time at Cape Cod 5 has been incredibly supportive and accessible. It is evident that this company sincerely invests in their interns, as we have been exposed to numerous networking opportunities. Within these terrific intern events, we are introduced to a multitude of senior executive officers from a vast variety of different departments.
With the assistance of Cape Cod 5 this summer, I have acquired an abundance of information that cannot be found within the classroom. I am especially grateful for the amount of hands-on projects that I have been given by the Information Security team. This team, led by CISO Elizabeth Hammann, has made this experience remarkably enjoyable and educational for me. Each member from InfoSec is exceptionally talented and intelligent. Without them, I would not have the knowledge or confidence in regards to cyber security that I do today.
Lastly, I would like to highly recommend this internship program to anybody that may have interest. You can enhance your experience while participating in challenging assignments, job shadowing, networking and volunteer events. There is such a broad range of opportunities within Cape Cod 5 and each one consists of amazing people that are more than willing to help you grow.