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Cybersecurity Student Discusses Plans to Defend U.S.

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Jaydon Watson '25 with President Mark Thompson

Jadon Watson, a sophomore studying Cybersecurity at Wentworth Institute of Technology, is the subject of a Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts feature story relating his plans to defend the United States against criminal computer system attacks. 

“I have to learn data science, computer science, hardware security, and cloud computing to be really good at it,” Watson tells Community Foundation about his Wentworth classes and labs. “The cybersecurity industry is like the Swiss Army knife of the information technology world. That’s why I love it — I’ll never get bored because it’s always evolving and changing.” 

Watson also talks about the benefit of scholarships he has received from the James Z. Naurison Scholarship Fund, Lena Tucker Scholarship Fund, and Urban League of Springfield Scholarship Fund through Community Foundation in order to attend his “dream school.” 

Read the full story on the Community Foundation website.