ASU cybersecurity students invited to apply for preeminent conference

September 5, 2019

Each year more than 50,000 cybersecurity professionals from around the globe come together to attend the world’s preeminent cybersecurity gathering, RSA Conference. During the weeklong event, attendees share their cybersecurity knowledge with other cyber professionals.

In conjunction with the annual conference, organizers offer outstanding students an invitation to attend RSA Conference through the RSAC Security Scholars program. Arizona State University was one of the first of a small number of universities to offer the RSAC Scholars program to its students. ASU’s RSAC Scholarship program is managed by the Cybersecurity Education Consortium and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. 2 students at the RSA Conference Raida Khan and Muhammed Kilig, RSAC Security Scholars, attend the world-renowned cybersecurity conference. Download Full Image

Students across ASU have the opportunity to apply for the RSAC Security Scholars program. Two ASU students will be selected to attend the weeklong conference in San Francisco completely free of charge, with all travel and registration expenses paid. Additionally, they are invited back in subsequent years, and their conference registration is waived, allowing them to meet the next cohort of scholars and continue networking with conference attendees.

The goal of this program is to raise awareness of cybersecurity degrees offered by ASU and select outstanding ASU cybersecurity students to attend the conference. It offers an extraordinary networking opportunity among hundreds of companies and a chance to learn firsthand from top cybersecurity experts from around the world.

Last spring, Muhammed Kilig and Raida Khan, both computer science majors in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, were ASU’s student representatives at the conference.

“It’s like every corner you turn in this whole conference is an opportunity,” Khan said. “We connected with the first female chief information security officer for the White House, and she said ‘Come meet me, we’ll talk,’ and we did!” Conference speakers ranged from the FBI director to actress Helen Mirren. 

“The final keynote was by Tina Fey. We’re like speechless … (because of) all the stuff we’ve gotten to do,” Kilig said.

Students who have attended in the past view the experience as a gateway to future opportunities.

“Attending the Conference was truly defining for me, as it opened up so many doors of opportunity and allowed me to meet some of the most inspiring leaders of the industry,” said Khan. “In the span of three days, I walked away with two internship opportunities.” Khan ultimately accepted an internship with Lockheed Martin this past summer.

Applications for the 2020 RSAC Security Scholars program are open now. Students interested should visit the CEC website for more information. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 15.

Program Coordinator, Cybersecurity Education Consortium, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences


W. P. Carey School of Business and EGADE Business School announce partnership

Partnership will deliver a dual-degree executive MBA program for global senior business professionals

September 5, 2019

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey have announced a partnership to deliver a dual-degree executive MBA (EMBA) program for global senior business professionals. The EGADE — W. P. Carey EMBA is expected to launch in late summer 2020.

“This unique EMBA program offers the best of both worlds: The entrepreneurial and student-focused approach to learning that EGADE Business School is known for, combined with the W. P. Carey School’s ‘Business is personal’ mindset and our mission of educating tomorrow’s business leaders to create positive change on a global scale,” said Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “We are proud to expand the 10-year relationship between ASU and Tecnológico de Monterrey by partnering with EGADE, and to continue providing highly innovative experiences for global executive talent.” EGADE Business School Dean Ignacio de la Vega and W. P. Carey School of Business Dean Amy Hillman Download Full Image

The EGADE — W. P. Carey EMBA brings together the globally recognized academic standards, innovative learning culture, world-class faculty and global networks from the W. P. Carey School of Business and EGADE Business School in a 15-month duration program with monthly sessions at EGADE Business School in Mexico City, and three one-week global immersion experiences in the United States and Asia. With a curriculum combining leading-edge technology with data analytics, data-driven problem solving and innovation, the EGADE — W. P. Carey EMBA is designed to foster transformational leadership in the global-Americas business context.

“For years, Arizona State University and Tecnológico de Monterrey have shared the mission of educating students to become responsible leaders, capable of shaping a better future," said Ignacio de la Vega, dean of EGADE Business School. "We are thrilled to build on this common goal by partnering with globally recognized W. P. Carey School of Business to deliver a unique global executive education experience.” 

EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey has built a globally recognized reputation as the leading Latin American business education institution, committed to empowering omnipreneurial leaders who create shared value and transform society. The school's innovation-led academic model and learning culture, world-recognized programs, distinguished world-class faculty, outstanding global alumni community and rigorous focus on applying knowledge for impact have contributed to its standing as the top-ranked Latin American business school by several international rankings organizations, including QS, Eduniversal, Financial Times and The Economist.

EGADE graduate degree programs include the full-time, one-year MBA in innovation and entrepreneurship, MBA for professionals, MBA in global business and strategy, Global OneMBA, executive MBA and the EGADE MBA online, as well as a master's degree in finance, a specialist degree in energy management and PhD programs in financial science and business management. EGADE Business School offers an innovative portfolio of lifelong learning open enrollment and customized programs for senior business and organizational leadership.

EGADE Business School is a member of an elite group of just 1% of business schools worldwide to hold the acclaimed “triple crown” of global accreditation that recognizes business education excellence: the American Association of Colleges and Schools (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The School is a member of the Global Network for Advanced Management, a leading network of 30 leading business schools from diverse regions, countries, cultures, and economies in different phases of development, committed to contributing, through business education, to the solutions for major challenges that are typically complex and global. To learn more about EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey, visit

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Shay Moser

Managing Editor, W. P. Carey School of Business