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Graduate Profile: Joseph Abel

Catching a plane isn’t typically how graduates get to commencement, but Joseph Abel was ready to face holiday traffic and a flight from New York to walk across the stage.  

Abel graduated from the Master of Science in Cybersecurity – Online (OMS Cybersecurity) program at Georgia Tech on Dec. 17. He is currently employed as an Instructional Support Technician at Farmingdale State College (FCS) in Long Island, New York. 

“A big thing about me is that I want to make a difference,” he said. “Georgia Tech’s enhanced cyber background was exactly what I was looking for.”  

By using what he learned in OMS Cybersecurity, Abel developed over half of the laboratory infrastructure for the FCS Computer Security Technology and Security Systems degree program.  

“I was able to showcase the best practices to my colleagues and students at the college,” said Abel. “I really liked how the online model allowed me to be a working professional.” 

Over 650 students are enrolled in the OMS Cybersecurity program taking courses in cyber physical systems, information security, and policy. 

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