Monthly Archives: April 2017

Dr. Karen Paullet presents NSF-funded research on Mobile Forensics & Security at the RMU Research & Grants Expo

paullet-nsf-grant-expoOn April 24, 2017, RMU held a Research & Grants Expo highlighting a variety of faculty research and grant projects.  All of the RMU campus was invited to attend this event.  Dr. Karen Paullet presented the Mobile Forensics and Security Project, an NSF-funded grant.  Dr. Paullet is the PI on the grant, along with Dr. Jamie Pinchot (Co-PI), Dr. Sushma Mishra (Co-PI), and Dr. Fred Kohun.  Mobile security and forensics is an underrepresented area of study that is increasingly important in our current society.  This research will advance knowledge in the field of mobile cybersecurity and mobile forensics through a train-the-trainer program for 50 faculty members from universities across the United States.  Twenty-five faculty were trained in July 2016 and the remaining half will be trained this year.  Dr. Paullet also highlighted a new online certificate offered by RMU in Mobile Forensics and Security (MFS).  This certificate is now available and you can learn more about it here: Mobile Forensics and Security Certificate Program.

Pictures Causing Your Identity To Be Stolen

A recent thing in news, is how taking pictures with either your hands up or having the peace sign up and your finger prints facing the camera can be a dangerous thing if you post them. Most people are out having fun with their friends and are taking a fun, simple photos but with the way the world is now you have to think twice before taking the picture or posting it.

If the lighting and focus is just right then the they hackers can easily recreate your finger prints as long as it 10 feet from the person. It is hard to believe that we have reached the point where we have to be worried about our finger prints being taken from a photo that is being posted. But as time keeps going on, we need to be aware of these things and we need to be aware that these problems do exist and we all need to second guess before taking and posting pictures.

 

Tips to Get Through Finals Week

As we get through the last day of classes; there is only two things that are on our minds. Finals and summer, but before we can think of summer there’s the finals to tackle. While finals cause some major stress and overwhelm us, here are some tips to do while we enter into this week:

  1. Study, study study!
  2. Create a study schedule.
  3. Priority your study time.
  4. Color code your notes.
  5. Take study breaks, go for a walk, play volleyball, etc,.
  6. Make sure you get plenty of water and food in your body.
  7. Get plenty of sleep; lack of sleep can cause you to not do well.
  8. RELAX!Remember that no one is perfect but if you truly give it all you’ve got and study hard, finals week seems a little less stressful whenever you follow these tips. Good luck everyone and have a great summer! Congratulations to all the seniors who are graduating this year!

Risk Assessment for TEKsystems

Top Three Skills:
1) Conduct Information Risk Assessments as assigned to the team. Request and analyze documentation necessary to perform appropriate assessment and conduct necessary interviews in order to collect and review relevant materials necessary to produce results of the assessment.
2) Clearly and concisely document and communicate risk assessment results with requestor, security architects and management, as appropriate. (Be able to be that liason between the business and technical people).
3) Conduct and formulate appropriate risk scoring, as it relates to threat, vulnerability, likelihood, impact, security controls/counter-measures, etc. (Rank risk/inherent risk score).

Looking for an individual to come in with an information security background to look at documentation, review findings, and write risk assessments. This person will act as the liason between technical people and the business as they analyze data and rank risk based on their findings. Preferred knowledge of the HITRUST framework is encouraged, not required.

Qualifications:
1) Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical people.
Apply to Brian Jendesky at bjendesk@TEKsystems.com

Summer IT Intern for Consol Energy Inc.

Position Summary:
Interns at CONSOL Energy take ownership of meaningful projects that deliver significant results for both the employee and the company. They have the opportunity to gain vast amounts of experience and directly impact the company by designing and implementing projects. During the summer term, interns will be assigned a mentor, be part of our interdisciplinary teams, and have access to state-of-the-art
technology through top end hardware and software.

Examples of Summer Projects may include:
– Exposure to environmental data (quality control & management).
– Organize and coordinate the improvement of the pre/post drill data system.

The project that the candidate will be working on is combining databases for the Environmental department utilizing a vendor provided software package. The database is used for tracking safety incidents, maintaining audit reports, user queries and other functions.

Qualifications:
– Education Level: working toward a BS or MS degree
– Major: All STEM related majors (Ex. Chemical, Environmental, Safety, etc.)
– Students must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA.
– Have authorization to work for any employer in the U.S. on a full-time, indefinite basis without need for sponsorship now or in the future.
This is a paid internship for those that are interested in applying, please forward your resume to Jamie Pierce at jamiepierce@consolenergy.com

Top Secret Colonials wins Revolution Portal of the Year

On Tuesday, April 18th at the Student Excellence Awards, the Top Secret Colonials was awarded the Revolution Portal of the Year. The organization received a check for $200. TSC received the award because it was the most active organization on OrgSync.

OrgSync is a Campus Engagement Network that connects students to organizations, programs, and departments on campus in a private online community. This is the first year that Robert Morris University has used OrgSync for its student organizations and activities.

The Top Secret Colonials’ OrgSync page lists various events that the organization has hosted. This allows TSC members to RSVP to these events. The page also lists other news and information about the organization. You can visit the TSC OrgSync page here.

Congratulations to Top Secret Colonials on winning this award!

Posted below are pictures of the check that the Top Secret Colonials received and the organization’s OrgSync profile.

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TSC OrgSync

Network Engineer Intern with IntegraONE

IntegraONE is looking for a Network Engineering Intern to work form them during the summer. This is a full-time internship that will take place from May through August with the opportunity to continue part time in the fall, from August through December.

Responsibilities:

As the summer Network Engineer intern, you will assist the integraONE network engineering team. This is an entry level engineer position that will give you the experience in deploying and maintaining SMB and enterprise level infrastructure. You will be working with switches, routers, servers, SANs and varies wireless technologies. This position will be 90% travel within 75 miles of an integraONE office.

Qualifications:

  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Previous work experience with related technologies
  • Firm knowledge of computer networking or computer science
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and professional presentation
  • IT or Computer Science related coursework
  • 3.0 GPA

Essential Job Functions:

  • Must be able to travel to customer sites
  • Must be able to expect diversified work assignments
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs
  • Must be able to work in various work environments from typical office space to factory environment

Please forward résumé and letter of interest to peschbach@integra1.net. For more information about the company IntegraONE, click here.