Category Archives: cyber forensics and information security

Preparing for a Career in Cybersecurity

Most of you are probably preparing for careers in cybersecurity. I myself will be graduating this Spring with two degrees in hand. But as I start thinking about graduation, I have to ask myself: is this enough? Will my degrees get me where I want to go?

In short, the answer is probably yes. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand these days. However, I don’t just want a career in cybersecurity; I want to land my dream job. After conducting some research, I found a great article by Forbes magazine on how to start a lucrative career in cybersecurity. Here are 6 ways to jump-start your career in this field:

1. Don’t specialize just in security.

The best security professionals are well-rounded individuals. Even if you are great at the security side, you should sharpen your skills in other departments. It would be beneficial to learn the fundamentals of data networks, gain experience with multiple operating systems, or become proficient in multiple scripting languages.

2. Network

Get to know as many people in your industry as you can. Go to on-campus events, make friends with your professors, attend career fairs. Knowing many people in your industry can help you greatly when it comes to finding a job.

3. Start studying up on IT basics.

Learning IT fundamentals is an important part of having a successful cybersecurity career. Pay close attention in your classes that teach these fundamentals; they may not be the most fun, but the information that you learn will benefit you immensely.

4. Earn some certifications.

The Security+ certification is a good place to start. This shows employers that you can handle the job duties of a cybersecurity job and that you know the fundamentals. Your Computer Network Security course should provide you with the opportunity to take this exam. The Network+ certification is also in high-demand.

5. Show initiative in your own time.

Self-learning and experimentation is critical. Many employers will ask you about your home lab: what kind of systems you are running, the level of security, what work you’re doing. They want to know what you have learned in your own time.

6. Hone your data analysis skills.

Any cybersecurity expert should have the ability to notice trends in large amounts of data. It’s worth it to take a course it data analysis to gain these skills.

Hopefully after reading this article, it will inspire you to get a jump-start on your career. But one of the most important things you can do is never stop learning! Get as much education as you can. Fill those big brains with all of the knowledge you need to be successful.

If you would like to read the full article, click here.

Source: Laurence Bradford, Forbes Magazine. How to Start a Lucrative Career in Cybersecurity.

 

Information Session with Highmark Health Systems

The Computer Information Systems Department invites you to attend:

Information Session with Highmark Health Systems
Monday, October 22, 2018
4:45 – 5:45 pm
Atrium in Wheatley Center

Highmark Health Systems is looking to recruit for both internships and full-time opportunities in the areas of Information Security and Application Development.

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Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Attendance will be counted for SET credits.

PNC STEAM Summit & Hackathon – Deadline to Apply is Tomorrow

PNC is hosting its first ever STEAM Summit and Hackathon on November 15 and 16. The 2-day event will allow individuals to participate in a hackathon alongside other college students, hear from PNC Technology & Innovation Leadership and be paired with a PNC mentor as they continue their college journey.

Qualifications
• 3.0 GPA or higher in a STEAM-Related Major
• Interest in the Financial Services Industry

Application Process
To be considered for this event, students will need to submit their resume and
a short essay (up to 350 words) responding to the following:
Innovation is critical to understanding our client’s needs, protecting their
interests and driving their success forward. In your personal experience,
tell us about a technology solution you’ve recently created or updated to
best meet the needs of others. What do you hope to get out of attending this
event?

Applications are due for the event by Tomorrow – Friday, September 28. For more information, read the flyer here. To apply for the event, click here.

Cybersecurity Job Openings at U.S. Senate

The United States Senate has several job openings for cybersecurity-related positions. It is important to note that the deadlines for several of these positions are on Thursday, October 4.

The positions include:

For more information about the jobs and the application process, click here.

RMU Ranked in 2018 Top Schools for Cyber Security by CyberDegrees.org

Robert Morris University was named one of the nation’s top schools in multiple categories by CyberDegrees.org. CyberDegrees.org was launched in 2013 and has become a trusted online resource for students interested in cyber security education and careers. CyberDegrees.org is recognized as a resource by various colleges including Harvard University, University of California – Los Angeles, and Georgia Tech, and organizations like the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Internet Security Alliance.

RMU was ranked #25 in Top Schools with Online Master’s in Cyber Security Programs. RMU was also ranked as one of the Best Schools with Online Computer Forensics Programs (undergraduate).

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Top Schools with Online Master’s in Cyber Security Programs

https://www.cyberdegrees.org/listings/top-online-masters-in-cyber-security-programs/

 

 

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Best Schools with Online Computer Forensics Programs

https://www.cyberdegrees.org/listings/best-online-computer-forensics-programs/

IT Intern Automated Health Systems

Job Description:

Automated Health Systems currently has an Information Sciences internship opportunity (i.e., 10-12 weeks) for Summer 2018. In this position, individuals will be involved in all steps in a software development lifecycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, testing, and deployment.

Individuals will be implementing business solutions using the latest Microsoft technology, including SQL Server, Visual Studio, C#, and ASP.NET, JAVA and JavaScript.

Qualifications:

Individuals must possess the ability to contribute to software solutions in a team environment.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, plus the ability to apply a structured approach to software development.

Individuals must have the ability to work in a demanding environment and be capable of quickly learning and applying new skills.

Interested candidates must be studying Information Sciences or related major. This position is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Compensation provided.

Application Instructions:

If interested in this opportunity, please submit resume and transcript with the position title in the subject line to mcable@automated-health.com or fax to (412) 367-1131.

For information see the link below: https://www.myinterfase.com/rmu/Job/Detail/clRYNys2d1EzQnFoTUd3Z3BZQ2ZNLzlaUjZGc2lHYWY3NVB4Y21OQWdQST01

Cybersecurity Internship – Summer 2018 Citizens Bank

Employment Start Date:
6/5/2018
Job Description:

The Cybersecurity Intern located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be responsible for assisting on a number of initiatives to improve processes and implement efficiencies within Cybersecurity, Security Engineering and Architecture and/or Identity and Access Management teams.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Creating and/or maintaining databases and management reports; May also include reporting, data management, and other ad hoc requirements in an accurate and timely manner.
– Collect, review and analyze data and/or documentation to ensure compliance with department SLAs, policies, procedures and/or regulatory and risk requirements; and/or support of departmental programs and projects.
– Manage competing priorities in an accurate and timely manner.
– Utilize department specific systems applications.

Qualifications:
– Solid organizational skills
– Strong ability to multi-task
– Solid time management skills
– Basic knowledge of Information Security, Fraud, and/or business controls
– Strong written and verbal communication
– Detail oriented
– Intermediate to advanced in Excel, and PowerPoint

Education:
– Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, Information Security, IT, MIS, CIS or other related degrees
– Expected graduation date of May 2019 is preferred
– Minimum GPA 3.0

Application Instructions:

For more information check out the link below: 
https://www.myinterfase.com/rmu/Job/Detail/MkZGL3lzOW02SFdEWCt1VHE3dXFjZjlaUjZGc2lHYWY3NVB4Y21OQWdQST01