The Top Secret Colonials and CIS Department wish students, faculty, and staff a happy holiday season!
Dr. Sushma Mishra, Professor of Computer and Information Systems, gave a presentation titled “Organizational Security Governance Practices: A Convergence of Frameworks” at the ISACA Pittsburgh Information Security Awareness Day Conference.
This is the premier educational event for information systems audit and information security professionals in the Pittsburgh region. With a chapter membership of more than 600 professionals, the ISACA Pittsburgh Chapter is represented by employees of more than 150 companies, academic institutions, and government entities throughout the region.
Congratulations to Dr. Peter Wu, Professor and the Chair of the Computer and Information Systems Department, who was inducted as a ISCAP-EDSIG Fellow of the Information Systems Computing Academic Professional’s (ISCAP) organization at the EDSIG Conference on Computing Education held November 3-6, 2021 in Washington D.C. Each year Fellows are inducted in honor of their sustained, long-term, meaningful and effective support of EDSIG in its ongoing mission to improve Information Systems, mentor IS students, and foster the careers of IS faculty.
Dr. Wu served on the ISCAP-EDSIG board as an at-large director from 2013 to 2018 and as treasurer from 2015 to 2018. Dr. Wu also served in the roles of Assistant Papers Chair, Papers Co-chair and eventually Paper Chair for the Conference in Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR). Dr. Wu continues to serve on the editorial board for both the Information Systems Education Journal (ISEDJ) and the Journal of Information Systems Applied Research (JISAR).
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Join the Top Secret Colonials (TSC) as they present Thermo Fisher Scientific for a presentation on their Corporate Infrastructure and Security Intern Program on Thursday, October 28th at 4:30pm in the Wheatley Atrium.
Mike Condupa and his team will discuss the opportunities available at Thermo Fisher.
Students who attend will receive 1-hour of SET credit. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
Dr. Ping Wang, University Professor of Computer and Information Systems, and co-author Dr. Hubert D’Cruze (University of Maryland) were the recipients of the Best Paper Award – Research at the 61st Annual Conference for the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS). The IACIS conference was held virtually this year on October 6-8, 2021.
Dr. Wang’s winning research paper was titled “Honeypots and Knowledge for Network Defense.”
Congratulations, Dr. Wang!
Join the Top Secret Colonials (TSC) as we present Proofpoint‘s team, with 3 TSC alumni, for a presentation on Security Awareness on Wednesday, October 13th at 4:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium. Colleen Gaffney, Corey Beynon, Sarah Pfabe and Jake Pacari will be here to provide tips on security and discuss intern and full-time job opportunities with Proofpoint. Information on their presentation is listed below. Students who attend will receive 1-hour of SET credit. Pizza will be provided.
TODAY’S CYBER ATTACKS TARGET PEOPLE, NOT JUST TECHNOLOGY. And people are busy. They’re distracted. Sometimes they click the wrong things. Even your best people can open the wrong email, fall victim to fraud, and make the same digital mistakes we all make. People are your greatest business asset—and your weakest security and compliance link.
Join us in exploring the human-centric side of cybersecurity! Phishing and social engineering are the starting point for 93% of all data breaches. Proofpoint’s Security Awareness Platform, combined with Managed Services, helps companies train users to be the first and last line of defense when it comes to cyber security. Learn from the leaders in email security on how to protect yourself in today’s threat landscape. Get a taste for the real-world threats that organizations face every day, and the different job opportunities around them.
Dr. Abdur Rahman Bin Shahid joins RMU this fall as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Systems. Dr. Shahid received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida International University in December 2019. He has been working as a faculty member and prior to that, he worked as a software engineer. His research interests are centered around the Internet of Things, Location Based Services, Blockchain, and Machine Learning.
Welcome, Dr. Shahid!
Two CIS faculty members received promotions this year. Dr. Ping Wang was promoted to the rank of University Professor. Dr. Karen Paullet was promoted to the rank of Professor.
In addition, Dr. Ping Wang has been recognized as an ABET Expert by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. This recognition is given after a highly selective process of performance appraisals.
Congratulations on these accomplishments!
Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is seeking adjunct faculty to teach in their Information Technology programs. CCAC plays a critical role in the area’s IT workforce development, academic studies, and entry-level careers. Having a knowledgeable and experienced adjunct teaching staff to facilitate this subject matter is essential.
Courses and programs of study include specialized courses involved with:
- Operating Systems
- Data Analytics
- Multimedia and Game Design
A complete list of course and program descriptions can be found in the CCAC Catalog. Courses are offered in various formats:
- Day and evening on-ground (synchronous) with some classes requiring students to participate asynchronously through online work (hybrid class)
- Day and evening (synchronous, online using Zoom) with some classes requiring students to participate asynchronously through online work (hybrid class)
- Online classes (asynchronous) using Blackboard
CIT and Data Analytics adjunct faculty must hold a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information/Data Science, or Cybersecurity OR a master’s degree in any field with at least 18 graduate hours in a related technology field. Multimedia adjunct faculty must hold a bachelor’s degree in multimedia or related field with knowledge and experience in multimedia and computer graphics software. In addition, required background clearances be current and on-file.
If you are interested in teaching a course during the spring 2022 semester or beyond, please consider this opportunity by applying online at http://www.ccac.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Prof. Walt Pauli at email@example.com.