Kaplan University's Cybersecurity Club has a logo!
Club members submitted their logo prototypes, and a committee of four cybersecurity faculty members and one department chair blind judged the submissions.
Jhon Inalien (Inalien Design) won a $100.00 Visa gift card for his first-place entry. Jon Becker and Olalekan Magbagbeola also won gift cards for their respective second- and third-place logo designs. Asher Eliefja received honorable mention. Each of the contest winners are current Kaplan University students.
The Cybersecurity Club kicked off its inaugural meeting back in February, and has been holding monthly meetings ever since. Some of the club's activities include industry speakers, tool demonstrations, research presentations, projects, certification study groups, job trend discussions, hot topics featuring new threats discussions, and case studies in addition to contests.
All interested students, both graduate and undergraduate, are invited to participate and alumni may remain members after graduation.
Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management programs were developed and launched in 2015 to meet the expected need for qualified cybersecurity professionals.
Forbes notes that "More than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. are unfilled, and postings are up 74 percent over the past five years, according to a 2015 analysis of [BLS] numbers…Cisco puts the global figure at one million cybersecurity job openings. Demand is expected to rise to 6 million globally by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million, says Michael Brown, CEO at Symantec, the world's largest security software vendor."