Category Archives: cybersecurity

Dr. Ping Wang Receives Grant from the U.S. Department of Defense

Congratulations to Dr. Ping Wang!

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department has received a new grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP). This grant is to recruit and develop cyber talent for the DoD cyber workforce and to enhance the national pipeline for qualified cyber professionals. The grant will support one selected CySP student scholar and faculty research on cybersecurity education and mentoring. The selected CySP student scholar will receive support to cover full tuition and fees, a living stipend, a laptop computer, and textbook allowance. Students graduating from the CySP program will be placed and serve in professional positions of cybersecurity within DoD agencies.

This is the second time RMU has received the DoD CySP grant. This award was possible as RMU is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by NSA/DHS. This designation must be in good standing to apply for this competitive grant.

Dr. Ping Wang is the Principal Investigator (PI) of this grant project.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Wang!

Fortune Magazine Ranked RMU in Best Online Master’s Programs in Cybersecurity

Fortune magazine ranks RMU 8th out of 20 universities in its inaugural Best Online Master’s Programs in Cybersecurity. The ranking is based on the average undergraduate GPA of its enrolled students; acceptance, retention, and graduation rates; and the size of the most recent graduating class.

Dr. Ping Wang Wins Best Paper Award – Research at IACIS 2021 Conference

Dr. Ping Wang, University Professor of Computer and Information Systems, and co-author Dr. Hubert D’Cruze (University of Maryland) were the recipients of the Best Paper Award – Research at the 61st Annual Conference for the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS). The IACIS conference was held virtually this year on October 6-8, 2021.

Dr. Wang’s winning research paper was titled “Honeypots and Knowledge for Network Defense.”

Congratulations, Dr. Wang!

Proofpoint Security Awareness Presentation


Join the Top Secret Colonials (TSC) as we present Proofpoint‘s team, with 3 TSC alumni, for a presentation on Security Awareness on Wednesday, October 13th at 4:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium. Colleen Gaffney, Corey Beynon, Sarah Pfabe and Jake Pacari will be here to provide tips on security and discuss intern and full-time job opportunities with Proofpoint. Information on their presentation is listed below. Students who attend will receive 1-hour of SET credit. Pizza will be provided.

TODAY’S CYBER ATTACKS TARGET PEOPLE, NOT JUST TECHNOLOGY. And people are busy. They’re distracted. Sometimes they click the wrong things. Even your best people can open the wrong email, fall victim to fraud, and make the same digital mistakes we all make. People are your greatest business asset—and your weakest security and compliance link.

Join us in exploring the human-centric side of cybersecurity! Phishing and social engineering are the starting point for 93% of all data breaches. Proofpoint’s Security Awareness Platform, combined with Managed Services, helps companies train users to be the first and last line of defense when it comes to cyber security. Learn from the leaders in email security on how to protect yourself in today’s threat landscape. Get a taste for the real-world threats that organizations face every day, and the different job opportunities around them.

U.S. Steel Seeking IT Security Administrators

U.S. Steel is seeking candidates for the following positions:

IT Security Administrator I/II/III
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25307&siteid=5238#jobDetails=2744167_5238

The following is for an experienced Manager.
Manager – Plant Servers and Storage
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25307&siteid=5238#jobDetails=2747236_5238

Cyber Attack and Digital Forensics Response – a TSC-sponsored Virtual Presentation

The Top Secret Colonials are holding another virtual presentation on Thursday, March 11th at 4:30 pm. Tyler Hatch, founder and CEO of DFI Forensics, will present on Cyber Attack and Digital Forensics response. Students will be able to earn 1 hour of SET credit for professional development. You will need to click the link below to join. Names will be collected for those earning SET credit.

Tyler Hatch is the founder and CEO of DFI Forensics, a Vancouver-based digital forensics and cyber-attack response firm.

Tyler is a former litigation lawyer and current certified digital forensics examiner who, along with his team at DFI Forensics, investigates digital evidence related to criminal acts, civil litigation proceedings, and cyber-attacks.

He and his team routinely assist businesses during and after a data breach, ransomware attack, business email compromise, or DDoS attack.

The link for the presentation is:
https://meet.google.com/kpd-jfpi-eyo