Author Archives: Matthew Lupariello

About Matthew Lupariello

Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Student, Class of 2023

Stockings for Soldiers Project

Starting on November 14th, 2019, students will be able to pick up stockings from Dr. Paullet’s office in Wheatley Center 229 and have a chance to fill the stocking with some of the many items listed below for soldiers that are across seas that won’t be back for the holidays. The stockings have to be returned by November 27th in order for them to be shipped overseas.

If you’re not able to participate then please let others know about this project!

Items that are needed include:

– Oreos, Chips Ahoy, Nutter Butter Cookies
– Trail Mix
– Beef Jerky
– Granola Bars
– Breakfast Bars
– Slim Jims
– Twizzlers
– M&M’s (all flavors) – other chocolate will melt
– Pop Tarts
– Cards
– Crossword Puzzles
– Soduko
– Gum
– Caramel Popcorn
– Gummie Candy
– Chapstick
– Hot Cocoa Mix, Lemonade packets, etc. 
– Nuts
– Pretzels
– Fruit Roll-ups
– Drink mixes – iced tea, fruit punch, etc, 

Wi-Fi Workshop on Wednesday, November 13th

Rick Farina will speak on Wednesday, November 13th at 4:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium. “Have you ever heard of WPA3 and Enhanced Open?  Come learn about the new additions to the WiFi standard and how they can help secure you today.”  If you are interested in learning the dangers of Wi-Fi, you will want to attend this presentation.

One hour of professional development SET credit will be awarded. Refreshments will be served. This is a TSC sponsored event.

Below you will find Rick’s bio:

Rick Farina is a well-known wireless expert who is a frequent speaker at a
variety of security conferences including DEF CON. With multiple
colleagues he runs RF Hackers Sanctuary, a not for profit dedicated to
education.  RFHS runs the Wireless Capture the Flag at numerous
conventions. Farina enjoys talking to people about wireless hacking
and teaching anyone with an interest in wireless security.  

UPMC Presentation on Phishing, Security Operations, and Jobs

Join TSC as they present Sarah Pfabe, TSC alumni and an information security analyst at UPMC to speak about the dangers of phishing and what organizations do to protect against it on Tuesday, November 5th at 4:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium.  She will go through everything from what makes a phishing email, to the tools analysts use to examine and detonate malware.  An overview of working in a Security Operations Center and job opportunities at UPMC will also be a part of this presentation.  

Information about phishing: Phishing is one of the ways hackers attempt to gain access to your personal information via your computer or smartphone. These attacks often rely on the same basic strategy: to trick you into providing sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by making you think the request is coming from a trusted source such as your bank, credit card company, a colleague, or friend. No organization, large or small, is immune to the dangers that phishing emails present.

Students will receive 1 hour of SET credit. Pizza will be provided. 

Hackathon and IT Career Connection Event This Saturday!

It’s not too late to register for the upcoming Hackathon event! The event will be held this Saturday, October, 19th.

masterthemainframe.com (for the contest registration)

ibm.biz/IBMZatRMU (for the lunch/Q&A session)

There will be 65 attending, along with unique clients/employers: Erie Insurance, Broadcom,  M&T Bank, PNC Bank, BNY Mellon and IBM.  Come hear about what employers are looking for when hiring mainframe talent.  Each company will have a table set up that you can visit with during the lunch hour networking event.  

Companies will be handing out free gifts, prizes, etc.

You can also get SET CREDIT.

Agenda is listed below along with an attachment for the Master the Mainframe contest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Master the Mainframe Registration

TSC’s First Fall 2019 Event: Is a Federal Career Right for You?

On Wednesday, September 25th, Austin Cusak, Senior Talent and Innovation Officer at the Cybersecurity Division (CSD) of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), will be coming to the Wheatley Atrium from 3:30 to 5:45 PM. He will be splitting up the event into two parts, first part will be his presentation Finding your Cultural Fit: Is a Federal Career Right for You? The second part will be a resume building workshop. It’s recommended that you look up any specific questions about federal resumes so that you have a start to the workshop.

Austin Cusak is a general security specialist with years of experience conducting intelligence operations, insider threat assessments, and cyber threat analysis. With a non-technical background in Public Diplomacy, Austin has specialized as a Certified Professional Coach and Talent Development expert focused on growing a cyber-centric workforce. 

Austin’s unique approach to Talent Development in the federal space has been shaped through his diverse experiences in extreme work environments: helping to mature the United States Army’s first Cyber Warfare Battalion at the National Security Agency; living the “radical transparency” lifestyle of Ray Dalio’s hedge fund at Bridgewater Associates; performing Opera and Improv; instructing snowboarders at the top of Utah’s mountains; and managing underwater adventures as a Dive master. 

Austin earned his BA in International Studies and Diplomacy from Brigham Young University, and dual Masters Degrees in International Relations/Public Relations from Syracuse University.

Students will receive SET credit for the attending the workshop.