Applied Math senior, Emily Ringenbach, interned at Lockheed Martin. Her capstone paper was about the effects of the United States PATRIOT Act on private cyber security. The PATRIOT Act, which was passed as a response to the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, gives federal and local law enforcement agencies the ability to preemptively prevent terrorist attacks. Emily examined the many opposing positions on whether or not the PATRIOT Act is an invasion of personal privacy. While she thought the regulations put in the PATRIOT Act are a good safety blanket for the United States, she recommended that the regulations present in the PATRIOT Act should be decreased.