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Cyber Forensics and Information Security Student, Class of 2018

Wombat Security Technologies Presentation – Monday, April 16th

Top Secret Colonials is sponsoring the Wombat Security Technologies Presentation on Monday, April 16th. The presentation will take place from 4:30PM to 5:30PM in the Wheatley Atrium.

This presentation will focus on the products Wombat delivers to its customers. During the presentation, Sean Ehrman and Jake Pancari will simulate a mock-phishing attack and demonstrate the training modules customers would go through should they fall for said-attack. They will also discuss the dangers of social engineering while reviewing a real case study before ending in a Q&A segment.

Wombat Security is a cyber security company whose goal is to deliver software-based cyber awareness and training to help employees understand the risks associated with improper cyber practices and subsequently correct their behavior to strength an organization’s overall security environment.

Students will earn 1 SET credit for attending, and pizza will be provided. For more information about the event, contact Dr. Paullet at paullet@rmu.edu. For more information about Wombat, click here.

Website and Software Design Internship with Symbiotries, Inc.

Symbiotries, Inc. is currently seeking applications for its software design internship program. Symbiotries is a startup tech company that focuses on accounting software, employee benefits, retirement plans, and insurance. Through this internship, you will gain experience of working on actual marketing campaigns, social media, website and design work. This position would report directly to the CTO of the company.

The internship will take place from Spring 2018 through August 2018 in Wexford. It is flexible, with a 15 to 25 hour work week. The intern will receive a salary of $12.75 per hour.

Qualifications:

The position would require:

  • Applicants working towards their degree in computer design
  • Computer applications
    • Microsoft Word and Excel
    • QuickBooks and Peachtree knowledge is a plus
  • Knowledge of both PC and Macs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Specific duties:

  • Working on company social media applications
  • Software and website design
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Working up to 25 hours a week and have a flexible work schedule
  • The position could lead to a full time position upon graduation

To apply for this internship, please email Randy Kreider at randy.kreider@symbiotries.com. For more information, click here.

Buffalo Wild Wings Night – Top Secret Colonials

The Top Secret Colonials are hosting an event at Buffalo Wild Wings on Tuesday, March 27th, from 4PM until close. During this time, Buffalo Wild Wings will automatically donate 10% of all net sales to the Top Secret Colonials. Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 480 Home Dr. in Robinson. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Buffalo Wild Wings Flyer March 2018

DHS Cybersecurity Jobs and Internships Webinar

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be hosting the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Cybersecurity Webinar. The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29.

The webinar will be for college and university students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a cybersecurity career at NPPD. This webinar will feature a panel of NPPD employees who will share their experiences in cybersecurity and career paths at NPPD. In addition, human resource officials will explain the federal application process and highlight NPPD career pathways for students and recent graduates.

This event is free for participants. To register, click here. As space is limited, it is recommended you register soon.

Internship and Full-Time Positions at Calgon Carbon

Calgon Carbon Corporation is looking for an Information Systems & Security Intern and a Governance, Risk and Compliance Security Analyst. Calgon Carbon is the leader in activated carbon technologies. Its Corporate Headquarters is located in Moon Township.

For the Internship:

The intern will be tasked with assisting with the development of the Calgon Carbon Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) development. They will work 40 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the GRC software to grow the platform and its use.
  • Work with our Managed Service Provider to align them to the GRC program and needs whether defining new policy or remediation of vulnerabilities.
  • Develop training for the required teams on how to use the GRC tool based on the modules that are built out. Example would be training audit on how to use the audit automation within the GRC tool.

Requirements:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student, focused on Information Security, Information Systems, IT Risk, or related field of study.
  • Solid technical understanding of infrastructure and security operations.
  • Excellent analysis skills.
  • Excellent process engineering skills.
  • Solid understanding of Governance, Risk and Compliance and the benefits it provides to the company.
  • Ability to communicate in small or large groups and influence individuals to complete assigned deliverables.
  • Able to present findings or training session for users.

For the Analyst Position:

Calgon Carbon is seeking a Security Analyst with cyber security experience that extends into experience in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) to assist Calgon Carbon in aligning with NIST SP 800-53/171 standards.

Responsibilities:

  1. IT security and audit experience with extensive knowledge of national/international security standards including NIST, PCI, DFARS, SOX, ITAR and other regulatory requirements. Conduct security audits and provide recommendations to mitigate risks, including anti-virus solutions, vulnerability scans, and disaster recovery and business continuity work practices.
  2. Design and implement solutions based on the requirements for the various standards that need to be implemented and followed.
  3. Conduct Information Risk Assessments as assigned. Clearly and concisely document and communicate risk assessment results as appropriate.
  4. Conduct and formulate appropriate risk scoring, as it relates to threat, vulnerability, likelihood, impact, security controls/counter-measures, etc.
  5. Create and maintain security policies and procedures including general corporate policies and specific technology requirements including build and hardening guidelines.
  6. Evaluate, configure and support security tools and solutions, i.e. SIEM, MFA, DR/BC, etc.
  7. Conduct gap analysis and create action plans.
  8. Monitor and/or complete daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly security tasks and work with Calgon Carbon’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) to execute and remediate as required.

Requirements:

  1. 3-5 years experience in cyber security space and building a GRC program against an industry standard, preferably NIST SP 800-53 and/or 800-171.
  2. University degree (B.A. or B.S.) – preferred IT, IT Cyber Security, Computer Technology or comparable
  3. Experience in managing and directing resources from contractor and vendors to achieve desired results
  4. Excellent organization, communication, presentation skills.
  5. Preference given for certifications, such as, CISSP, CISM, CEH, etc.
  6. Possesses a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

For the internship, students can apply here. For the analyst position, students can apply here.

bit-x-bit Presentation – A TSC Sponsored Event

The Top Secret Colonials will be sponsoring a presentation by bit-x-bit which will be held on Thursday, January 25th from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium. bit-x-bit will be discussing how to handle a digital forensic investigation from start to finish, including the intake of evidence and preparing forensic images.

bit-x-bit is a Digital Forensics and e-Discovery consulting company, finding evidence in internal investigations and in cases of data theft and security breaches. The legal and technical teams at bit-x-bit have successfully completed hundreds of forensic investigations and e-discovery projects, ranging in scope from investigating the metadata in one file to the collection, culling and analysis of millions of electronic documents. bit-x-bit has provided e-discovery and computer forensics training to the United States District Court, government agencies and major law firms.

There will be two presenters from bit-x-bit at this event:

Brett Creasy – President and Director of Digital Forensics. Brett has over ten years of IT and Digital Forensic experience with degrees from Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Villanova University and Capella University.

Caitlin Counihan – Digital Forensic Analyst. Caitlin has been with bit-x-bit for over a year and graduated from RMU in 2016.

Students will receive SET credit for attending this event, and pizza will be provided. For more information about this event, contact Dr. Paullet at paullet@rmu.edu. For more information about bit-x-bit, click here.

Engineering and IT Co-ops with ANSYS

ANSYS, Inc. is looking for undergraduate students to take part in their Summer 2018 IT and Engineering Co-ops. One focuses on Software Development while the other focuses on Software Testing. ANSYS is located in Canonsburg and is the global leader in engineering simulation software which bring ideas to life.

Co-ops rotate between school and full-time work assignments each semester. The students develop and test ANSYS’s industry-leading simulation software while gaining real experience in their field of study. Both Co-ops are 40-hour per week paid positions and will take place from May 14th to August 17th.

For the Software Development Co-op:

Responsibilities
• Work with software developers to design, implement, and debug
• Engineering simulation features
• UI toolkit components
• Infrastructure process and tools
• Online help systems

Qualifications
• Commitment to three (3) semester rotations for Engineers and two (2) semesters for Computer Science in partnership with University’s Co-op Office
• Pursuing a BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the co-op
• Exposure to C++, C#, Java or Python
• Sharp and tenacious problem solving skills
• Team player, responsible, and motivated

For the Software Testing Co-op:

Responsibilities
• Work with the testing team to conduct interactive and batch tests
• Modify or upgrade computer systems
• Write scripts to run testing responsibilities
• Analyze results, log and retest bugs found and fixed

Qualifications
• Commitment to three (3) semester rotations for Engineers and two (2) semesters for Computer Science in partnership with University’s Co-op Office
• Pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the co-op
• Exposure to FEA and CAD
• Exposure to Unix/Windows/Linux systems
• Sharp and tenacious problem solving skills
• Team player, responsible, and motivated

For the Software Development Co-op, students can apply here or through ColonialTRAK.
For the Software Testing Co-op, students can apply here or through ColonialTRAK.
Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, February 28th.

 

Web Developer Internship – Pacer Studios

Pacer Studios is looking for a Web Developer Intern to work for them this Spring. The intern should be able to write sound HTML and CSS and have some familiarity with other languages, such as PHP and Javascript.  The intern should also have basic familiarity with WordPress. By the conclusion of the internship, they will be able to code custom WordPress themes from scratch. The company’s senior developer will work with the intern to teach them as many “tricks of the trade” as possible.

Qualities that Pacer Studios is looking for in an intern:

  • A team player who will be willing and happy to help others
  • Naturally positive, generally happy, and a joy to be around
  • Incredibly detail-oriented and organized
  • Love to learn, embrace failure, and never give up
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Love taking initiative
Other Qualifications:
  • High interest in learning and problem solving
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organization, task and time management
  • Self-motivated, highly flexible and proactive with a team mentality

Students can apply for the internship through ColonialTRAK. Pacer Studios is located in Beaver, Pennsylvania.

Technology Internship with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has a Technology Internship opportunity for students currently working towards their Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in technology. Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. They are looking for a Service Operations Intern to work for them immediately. The internship will take place in Wheeling, West Virginia. The Service Operations Intern will provide front line telephone support to attorneys and staff on all firm computer systems (hardware and software) and work on special projects as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency with desktop operating systems and Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of networking concepts, database concepts and basic scripting and/or programming.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and multitask assignments, and to approach problems with a sense of ownership, enthusiasm and innovation.
  • Willingness to learn and grow in a professional environment.
  • GPA of 3.2 or above.

Interns will receive a wage of $10 per hour. They will have to work 20 to 25 hours per week. They should be available to start immediately.

To apply for this position, click here or apply through ColonialTRAK. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, December 28th. For more information about the company, click here.

Stockings for Soldiers

Sadly, there are many soldiers overseas that will not be home for the holidays. The Top Secret Colonials are collecting stockings to send to the soldiers. If you would like to fill a stocking for a soldier, you can pick one up in Dr. Paullet’s office (Wheatley 229). The stockings must be returned to her office by December 5th to be shipped.

Below is a partial list of items that are needed:

– 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
For more information, contact Dr. Paullet at paullet@rmu.edu