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Matt Kwiatkowski, MSIS '06

Cyber Security Operations Manager at Argonne National Laboratory and Instructor at Lewis University

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Meet Lewis Alumnus Matt Kwiatkowski

The U.S. fights off millions of cyber attacks each year. Lewis alumnus and MSIS instructor Matt Kwiatkowski is a leader in that effort. His team at Argonne National Laboratory designed a shared network early warning system, an achievement that won the 2009 U.S. D.O.E. Cyber Security Innovation and Technology Award and has countered untold cyber threats. Below, Matt discusses his decision to pursue a Master of Science in Information Security from Lewis University Online.

Why did you decide to pursue your Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS)?

It was something that I always wanted to do and I knew it would further my career.

Why did you choose Lewis?

I went to Lewis for my undergrad and was already familiar with the school. I had actually started my master’s program at a different university and transferred as soon as I learned Lewis offered an Information Security curriculum.

What did you enjoy most during your time as a student at Lewis?

The small class sizes allowed me to have precious time with the instructors.

How do you feel Lewis prepared you for your career path?

I felt it provided me the framework to build my career on. I don’t think there is any program that will prepare anyone 100%, but Lewis gave me the tools to fill the gaps.

What would you tell students currently considering pursuing this degree?

Take advantage of the real-world experience instructors bring to the table and realize that in this field you should never stop learning.

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