On 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.
Dr. Peter Wu was featured in RMU’s Achieve magazine this month for his research into the design and creation of computing tools. Dr. Wu has been working on a National Science Foundation (NSF) project to create new learning tools, case studies, videos, and class exercises that will be used at 33 universities. This project is making an impact by building a community of people with skills in software verification and validation. Congratulations, Dr. Wu!
See the full article here.
Come to the CIS Student Advising Day so that you can be cleared to register for Fall 2017 classes. It will be held in the Wheatley Atrium on Wednesday, March 22nd from 4-6pm. CIS faculty will be available to assist you with scheduling. As always, you can also contact your academic advisor for a private one-on-one meeting if you prefer.
Free pizza will be provided at this event!
Highmark Health Solutions will be giving a presentation in the Wheatley Atrium from 4:00-5:45 PM on Thursday, February 16th.
They are looking to promote internships and full-time positions in Application Development, Project Management, and Business Analysis.
If you arrive at the beginning of the session, you can earn SET credit. Free pizza will also be available!
Here is the schedule of events:
4:00 – 4:15 PM – SET Registration and FREE PIZZA
4:20 – 5:45 PM – Presentation and Q&A Session
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert on employment scams that target college students. The scam involves phony job opportunities that may be advertised via college employment websites or sent via email (targeting bank accounts). For additional information and examples of phony emails, please see here.
Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) is a diversified information management company that for over half a century has given market leaders the competitive edge in data management, analytics and technology. We are seeking a Software Developer I (Intern) to join the MSA Media division which has been offering client-focused technology and analytic solutions to the media/cable television industry since the early 1980s.
* Developing new and existing applications which are integrated with database technologies
* Work under the direct supervision of Senior Software Developers and Software Engineers to perform maintenance on existing software products
* Independently work on all SDLC phases
* Work with Software Engineering staff to understand and learn to resolve software problems
* Research third-party ingredient technologies to determine upgrade/migration paths and impacts to current frameworks
* Participate in user interface design
* Pursuing a four-year degree or MS degree in Computer Science/Information Technology, Computer/Electrical Engineering or equivalent
* Knowledge of relational databases, Structured Query Language (SQL)
* Strong communication and technical skills
* Ability to work on a team towards a common goal
* Previous exposure to, or development experience with, C# or Java will be a plus
* Knowledge of Data Warehousing, big data strategies, and Hadoop Ecosystem will be a plus
* Unix and Linux scripting, shells, and tools will be a plus
Who we are:
The National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) is a Pittsburgh based globally focused non-profit corporation committed to identifying, mitigating and neutralizing cyber crime threats. The NCFTA operates by conducting real time information sharing by analysis and subject matter experts in the public, private and academic sectors. Through these partnerships, the NCFTA proactively identifies cyber threats in order to help its partners take preventive measures to mitigate and neutralize those threats. For more information see http://www.ncfta.net.
About the Program:
The NCFTA offers talented students an innovative work experience in a growing sector that will help them enhance their professional development and academic goals. Our program offers paid internships for undergraduate and graduate degree students. It is an intensive 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate level students the opportunity to work in areas such as intellectual property fraud, financial fraud, and malware and cyber threats in order to build knowledge and skills in the intelligence analysis field. The student will receive training and be part of the team from day one. They will be assigned to a manager and mentor to enable them to quickly learn and acclimate. During their first few weeks on the team, they will participate in the internship orientation to become familiar with the NCFTA’s various resources, policies and procedures.
Role of the Intern:
Selected candidates will work on various organizational program initiatives. Duties will focus on conducting research and data collection using various tools and applications as well as proactive research in open sources to produce a finished product for dissemination. The intern will engage in collaboration with NCFTA partners and peers and be expected to participate in program meetings.
Internships with our Malware & Cyber Threats Program are more technical in nature and, as such, applicants with a sound technical background are desired. These duties may include writing scripts to automate processes (e.g. Python & shell/bash scripts), reviewing and analyzing malicious code (e.g. C, C++, VB.NET, Assembly, Java), and creating databases (MySQL, MS SQLServer, Postgress). Students with working knowledge of Mac OSX may have an opportunity to work on special projects.
• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and be eligible for a U.S. Government security clearance
• Major studies in areas of consideration: International Affairs/Politics/Relations; Intelligence/Security Studies; Computer Science; Information Security; Business Intelligence or related fields. Other majors are considered on a case by case basis.
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Excellent writing skills and strong analytical thinking
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
• Arabic, Turkish, Russian, Chinese and Eastern European language skills desirable but not required
• Extensive experience with computers and networking highly preferred but not required
While applicants come from a range of academic backgrounds, the most competitive applicants also should possess the following:
• Flexibility and adaptability
• Take initiative and be self-motivated
• Work well with others and have strong interpersonal abilities
• Good judgment and decision-making skills
Location/Date of Internship:
Internships are available in Pittsburgh, PA; Summer internship program will start approximately June 1, 2017
Resumes should be directed to: HumanResources@ncfta.net.
• Your resume
• A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for the position and address why you want to intern as an analyst
• Unofficial transcript