We are forming a chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society here at RMU. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society, is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity. We need a minimum of 12 students to form the chapter. Please consider adding your name to the list of charter members.
Please email Selene Cerankosky at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name. We are also looking for executive members to serve on the board. Please indicate your interest in serving on the board as well. Qualifications are below.
Baccalaureate students shall be enrolled at the time of application in the institution represented by the chapter and:
- have declared a major, minor or equivalent in the criminal justice or related field
- have completed at least 4 courses in criminal justice, have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
All applicants should have completed 3 full time semesters or its equivalent, have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students.
[Posted on behalf of Selene Cerankosky.]
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.
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.
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.
Pizza and drinks will be provided. Attendance will be counted for SET credits.
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.
• 3.0 GPA or higher in a STEAM-Related Major
• Interest in the Financial Services Industry
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
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:
- Cybersecurity Principal Specialist – Host (#0044) – work includes leading a team of employees responsible for providing a full range of cybersecurity support to Senators, Senate Committees and other Senate offices.
- Cybersecurity Senior Specialist – Host (#5360) – work includes promoting system
cybersecurity to safeguard information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or tampering.
- Cybersecurity Specialist – Hunt (#5364) – work supports the mission of a specific cybersecurity team to protect centralized and distributed information systems, applications, and data.
- Cybersecurity Supervisor (#5271) – work includes supervising a combination of technical, professional and/or contract staff.
For more information about the jobs and the application process, click here.
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).
Top Schools with Online Master’s in Cyber Security Programs
Best Schools with Online Computer Forensics Programs