Amazon Web Services looking for Cloud Support Associate

Cloud Support Associate career path at AWS. Support Associates are passionate about cloud computing, and believe world-class support is critical to customer success. Associates will provide customer support across all the cloud products, arming our customers with required tools and tactics to get the most out of their product and support investment.

This role offers the flexibility to choose an in-person, hybrid or fully virtual work model!

Eligibility requirements:
• Students must have taken the AWS Academy Cloud Architecting course and obtained the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate level certification
• Students must be eligible to work in the United States without immigration support
• Networking, Linux, Kubernetes, and Big Data/Analytics knowledge are valued but not required
An Associate degree is required for consideration for a full-time role; candidates must have a graduation date between August 2021-August 2022
o The job posting shows a BS is required to apply, but students connected through this outreach holding an AS degree will be eligible. Students can enter their latest degree type when filling out the application.

What happens next?
• Interested students should click the link below to view the role and apply to be a Cloud Support Associate today
• All eligible candidates will be invited to participate in a 90-minute online assessment
• Candidates who pass the online assessment will be moved to the first of two interviews

Questions? Please email Chandni Patel at chandp@amazon.com

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.

Top Secret Colonials Win 2nd Place in 2022 SGA Shark Tank Competition

The Top Secret Colonials (TSC) student organization won 2nd Place in the 2022 Student Government Association (SGA) Shark Tank Competition! TSC won $1,500 that will be used to raise funds and promote a community event for the Batch Foundation in the fall semester.

The Batch Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1999 by former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch. The foundation works to provide choices, motivation, and education to create communities where all kids and families are equipped with the tools they need to build their own best futures.

Congratulations, TSC!

Dr. Sushma Mishra Presents at ISACA Conference

Dr. Sushma Mishra, Professor of Computer and Information Systems, gave a presentation titled “Organizational Security Governance Practices: A Convergence of Frameworks” at the ISACA Pittsburgh Information Security Awareness Day Conference.

This is the premier educational event for information systems audit and information security professionals in the Pittsburgh region. With a chapter membership of more than 600 professionals, the ISACA Pittsburgh Chapter is represented by employees of more than 150 companies, academic institutions, and government entities throughout the region.

Dr. Peter Wu Named ISCAP-EDSIG Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Wu, Professor and the Chair of the Computer and Information Systems Department, who was inducted as a ISCAP-EDSIG Fellow of the Information Systems Computing Academic Professional’s (ISCAP) organization at the EDSIG Conference on Computing Education held November 3-6, 2021 in Washington D.C. Each year Fellows are inducted in honor of their sustained, long-term, meaningful and effective support of EDSIG in its ongoing mission to improve Information Systems, mentor IS students, and foster the careers of IS faculty.

Dr. Wu served on the ISCAP-EDSIG board as an at-large director from 2013 to 2018 and as treasurer from 2015 to 2018. Dr. Wu also served in the roles of Assistant Papers Chair, Papers Co-chair and eventually Paper Chair for the Conference in Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR). Dr. Wu continues to serve on the editorial board for both the Information Systems Education Journal (ISEDJ) and the Journal of Information Systems Applied Research (JISAR).

More information can be found here:
http://iscap-edsig.org/fellows.html

Thermo Fisher Scientific Presentation – Internship Opportunities

Join the Top Secret Colonials (TSC) as they present Thermo Fisher Scientific for a presentation on their Corporate Infrastructure and Security Intern Program on Thursday, October 28th at 4:30pm in the Wheatley Atrium.

Mike Condupa and his team will discuss the opportunities available at Thermo Fisher.

Students who attend will receive 1-hour of SET credit. Pizza and drinks will be provided. 

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.