Cyber4Good Initiative

The BiT Lab's Cyber4Good Initiative spans multiple outreach and research activites. We share our various programs on this page. 

Veterans & First Responders Cybersecurity Scholarship Program

The Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program for Military Veterans is a comprehensive two-year initiative designed to enlist 25 transitioning veterans from various departments across Louisiana State University (LSU) who aspire to pursue a career in cybersecurity. This program aims to provide participants with a combination of education, apprenticeship, and mentorship opportunities, equipping them with the essential skills and experience needed to excel in the cybersecurity field.

Students in the program will:

(1) Complete two cybersecurity courses.  Students can choose 3 from the following:  (a) CSC 2362 - Intro to Cybersecurity (b) ISDS 4096 - Cyber Risk Management (c) ISDS 4123 - Network and Computer Security (d) ISDS 4244 - Information Systems Auditing or (e) Other cybersecurity elective approved by directors.
(2) Engage in a 300-hour apprenticeship program with Stevenson Technologies Corporation (
(3)  Receive a generous scholarship of $5000.

Throughout the program, participants will benefit from mentorship provided by program coordinators and supervisors during their apprenticeship. Bi-monthly meetings will be conducted to discuss career goals, and the LSU career center will assist participants with mock interviews and resume refinement. Those interested in pursuing graduate studies will also receive mentorship from program coordinators in Computer Science and ISDS.

If you are interested in joining the program, please reach out to PI Baggili (ibaggili AT and Co-PI AJ Burns (ajburns AT


Cyber4Good Cyber Course K-12

We have diligently worked to create a curriculum focused on teaching tangible cybersecurity. In this short video, our students showcase their skills by designing a Halloween-themed escape room, which is an integral part of the curriculum tailored for high school students. This curriculum was seamlessly integrated into an AP Computer Science class at the LSU Laboratory School.