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Come Build the Future with Amazon – May 23 Recruitment Event

You are invited to attend an exciting recruitment event with Amazon Web Services!

Amazon Web Services Student Programs Virtual Career Fair
Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 3pm – 4:30pm EST

Interested in learning about career opportunities at Amazon Web Services? Sign up for our virtual Career Fair to get exclusive access to the information you need to build your future. Come learn all about how to ace the interview process, join a live Q&A with cloud support professionals, and get connected to recruiters and 600+ open roles!

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Tomorrow: Consequences of War in Ukraine-European View, Virtual Lecture

Special virtual lecture on European Perspectives on the Consequence of the War in Ukraine by visiting scholar, Dr. Dušan Lesjak, Professor of Management Information Systems from the University of Primorska in Slovenia!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Sign up here to receive the Google Meet link on the day of the lecture.

**SET credit eligible** (Global Explorers Program)

SIHSS Student Recognition Awards Ceremony

On April 20, 2022, SIHSS held the annual Student Recognition Awards Ceremony in the Wheatley Center Atrium. A number of students from the CIS Department were honored at this ceremony.

Dean Ali presented the Dean’s Scholar Awards. Dean’s Scholar Award recipients included:

  • Riley Carroll, Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics major
  • Hannah Clark, Criminal Justice major and Cyber Forensics minor

Dr. Peter Wu presented the CIS Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Recipients included:

  • Andrew Salley, Data Analytics MS program
  • Taylor Scalise, Data Analytics MS program

Dr. Donna Cellante, Dr. Fred Kohun, and Dr. Paul Kovacs presented the CIS Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards. Recipients included:

  • Sylvia Dawson, Data Analytics major, Computer Information Systems minor, and Business minor
  • Benjamin Gaudlip, Information Sciences major
  • Gavin Hartman, Cybersecurity major
  • Brandon Schuh, Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics major
  • Glenn Wallace, Cyber Forensics and Information Security major

Congratulations to all of the recipients! Your hard work and dedication shows.

Security Clearance Webinar

When you graduate, are you considering working for the federal government or federal government contractors? If so, you will need a security clearance.

The Security Clearance Webinar will answer all your questions. The Webinar will cover the following topics:

Applying: Understanding the application process (general federal and FBI)

Forms: SF86. What is it, and why is it important?

Surviving Interviews and Polygraphs. What to expect. The types of questions asked.

What do they look for? The Background Check.

The Security Clearances process. What should I be doing now to prepare for a job with the federal government or contractor?

Keynote Speaker: Melissa Zundel (FBI Special Agent and Recruiter)


April 7, 2022
12 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:

The Zoom link will be shared after registering.

TSC Sports Memorabilia & Gift Card Raffle Fundraiser at All-Star Sports Bar & Grill

The Top Secret Colonials will be hosting a fundraiser from Monday, April 4th through Saturday, March 9th from 4:00 pm to close at the All-Star Sports Bar & Grill in Robinson located at 6302 Robinson Centre Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Funds will be used to support the club.  The owner of the All-Star Sports Bar is being very generous to the club.  The owner of the All Star Sports Bar and Grill has agreed to give TSC 10% of all sales from now until April 30th with receipt. If you stop during the fundraising week please remember to drop off your itemized receipt to the club members at the table before you leave.  There will also be a variety of raffle items including baskets, signed Steelers and Penguins items, and gift card raffles.

Security Awareness Presentation by Proofpoint, sponsored by TSC

Join the Top Secret Colonials (TSC) as we present Proofpoint‘s team with 3 TSC alumni, for a presentation on Security Awareness on Wednesday, March 2nd at 4:30pm in the Wheatley Atrium.

Colleen Gaffney, Corey Beynon, Sarah Pfabe, and Jake Pacari will be here to provide tips on security and discuss internships 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.

Hope to see you all there.

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: