Conceal, an Augusta-based cyber security firm, focused on internships and work culture with Hull College students attending its Business Connection virtual event on Wed., Sept. 28.
Until June, Conceal was known as NetAbstraction with offices in Augusta and Virginia.
“We currently have 46 employees that we are hoping to grow by another five within the next few months, and we’re looking for three to four interns per semester,” said Tara Sanford, Conceal Talent Management Specialist.
Sanford said the company has paid internships for juniors and seniors, 10 weeks in duration for fall and spring semesters and 8 weeks in the summer.
“We are going to help improve your knowledge of cyber security. You will receive exposure to multiple departments in Conceal. Over the summer, we did lunch and learns to meet with HR and finance,” she explained.
Conceal provides technology that protects people and critical assets against the most sophisticated cyber threats in the world. To protect against threats that target browsers, the company launched ConcealBrowse, which stops malware and ransomware.
The company also has products called ConcealSearch and ConcealCloud. It has international clients, some of whom are Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.
Sanford recently joined Conceal from Augusta University. “We work well together. If I have any questions, everyone drops what they’re doing to help,” she said of the work culture.
The Business Connection Series was born from innovation during the pandemic’s lock down, when the College’s Business Showcase Series had to be presented virtually. When the Showcase series returned to in-person events, the College added virtual business interactions as the Connection Series, which has advantages such as inviting guests who do not have to commute to Augusta and not limiting the number of student attendees due to room capacity.