A recent report shows that cyber attacks worldwide have increased almost fourfold in the last year.
These attacks are so commonplace, that former Cisco CEO John Chambers once said, “There are two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they have been hacked.”
As an international studies and political science double major in the Honors College, Katya Caleca has always been interested in the international community. Last year, the Charlotte native interned with the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State where she worked primarily on issues regarding Latin America, through the lens of the U.S. government. This year, she decided to take a different direction and accepted a summer internship at the EastWest Institute, an international nonprofit in New York City that works to address political, economic and security issues. In this new internship, Caleca is focusing on cybersecurity and the dangers it poses to governments and corporations around the globe.