Scheller Cyber Security Lecture – February 13th

Derek Scheller from Scheller Cyber Security will be holding a lecture on Wednesday, February 13th from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium. Derek will be discussing how to obtain a job in cyber security and information on owning a tech company.

This is a Top Secret Colonials sponsored event.

Students will receive one (1) hour of SET credit for attending.  Light refreshments will be served.

About Scheller Cyber Security

In 2004, Derek Scheller joined the Pennsylvania Air National Guard as an IT Specialist determined to serve his country the best way he knew how, by working on computers and networks. Though he was a system administrator in the Air Force, he spent his free time working in cybersecurity and Linux infrastructures. He attended California University of Pennsylvania and earned a B.S. in Computer Information Systems in 2009. After working on his degree, he attended Pittsburgh Technical Institute becoming a Microsoft Network Professional. It was there he first earned his CCNA-R/S, as well as several Microsoft Certifications.

After completing his formal education and feeling he could do more, he left the Air National Guard in December 2010 and joined the Active Duty Army. It was here that he not only took on roles in information technology but also cybersecurity. While enlisted in the Army, he worked towards and earned his CCNA-Security, CEH, CPT, GSEC, GCED, GCIH, and GPYC. In 2017, Derek was medically retired from the Army though never giving up on the ideals instilled in him.

In July of 2017, Derek founded Scheller Cyber Security and has made it his mission to help companies across the country. As a consultant and trainer, he looks to help secure the networks of the United States even to this day. To prove his mettle on January 31, 2018, Derek passed the CISSP exam which is known as one of the elite certifications in cybersecurity, and on March 5, 2018, his endorsement was certified by (ISC)2 and he became an official CISSP. With his goals never wavering, he now aims to earn his OSCP in the pursuit of knowledge.

Established in 2017, Scheller Cyber Security is a disabled-veteran owned business serving from the Greater Pittsburgh Region. It is our mission to provide quality and dependable service to businesses and homeowners alike. Where most enterprises strive to get the most by fulfilling the needs of fortune 500 companies, we aim to provide the same much-needed services to those that don’t have the revenue of the larger enterprises. Whether you have one store or run a business from home, we can help. With services such as wireless network security, computer repair, training, and system administration there is nothing we can’t solve. As ransomware and botnets spread you need to be at the forefront of security. Anti-virus is only one layer of a much needed defense-in-depth structure. With our services, we can provide you with the necessary capabilities to prevent ransomware and other attacks. With the training services we provide, we can help you and/or your employees spot phishing scams and secure their social networking accounts. No matter what your needs, Scheller Cyber Security can provide the service.

Help Desk Specialist Positions Available

Questeq in Coraopolis has part-time positions available for help desk specialists. The help desk specialist is the first point of contact for administration, staff, and faculty from school districts in the area seeking technical assistance for desktop and network issues. As a help desk specialist, your main requirements are:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to provide technical assistance over the phone
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of common operating systems and software applications
  • Ability to work a minimum of 10 hours per week and maximum of 30 hours per week

This position pays $10 per hour. If interested, please contact Mr. Gary Hoffman at ghoffman@questeq.com.

Evan Kinney Interviewed by The Washington Center about the National Security Seminar

TWC_NatSec_EvanKinneyLast May, over 60 students from around the world gathered in Washington, D.C. to attend a two-week National Security seminar at The Washington Center. A Robert Morris University student Evan Kinney, a member of the “Top Secret Colonials,” was interviewed about his experience.  Evan is a Cyber Forensics and Information Security major.  You can read his Q&A with The Washington Center here:

https://www.twc.edu/articles/national-security-seminar-qa-evan-kinney

How to Prepare for a New Semester

Spring semesters are always hard. After having a month off to celebrate the holidays, it can be difficult to get through the remaining 4 months until summer break (or, for some of you, graduation). Since we are on our second week of classes, I thought I would share some ways that I like to prepare for a new semester:

1. Use your planner!

My planner is my best friend. At the beginning of the semester, use your class syllabi to write down when every assignment and exam is due. I use this one. It includes monthly pages as well as weekly pages. I write assignments, meetings, and appointments in the monthly pages, then re-write the same stuff in the weekly pages with more details. Then I put a check-mark next to the things that I have completed.

2. Make a schedule, and stick to it.

Use your syllabi to create a weekly schedule. In the schedule, you should include your work schedule, class schedule, and study sessions to allow time for completing assignments and studying for exams. You should also include time for things like going to the gym, class/work meetings, and any other events or appointments that may come up.

3. Organize your workspace.

Being a college student doesn’t allow much time for cleaning. However, if you’re anything like me, it can be impossible to get work done in a cluttered space. Every week, I like to take about 15 minutes to organize my desk. It’s so much easier to do my homework when I can easily find the books and papers that I need.

4. Stay healthy. 

Try not to get stressed. It’s so important to make time for yourself. Plan days where you can go to the gym, cook dinner, or go out with friends. If possible, make at least an hour for yourself every day to do things that YOU want to do.

Good luck everyone. Just remember, a little bit of planning and preparation can go a long way.

York Risk Services Group seeking Process Engineering Intern

York Risk Services Group is looking for students that have a excellent data analytical skills, process improvement and evaluation, AI/machine learning concepts and business intelligence and report/dashboard design.

The Process Engineering Intern will work with users to analyze their processes, document the decision processes, analyze the data to determine potential technical solutions that can improve processing productivity, accuracy and proper tracking. This could be through new algorithms, improved rules engine, workflow management, etc.

Requirements:

  • Senior-year student, graduate student or graduated intern with Operations Research (OR), Industrial Engineering (IE), or related degree program
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Strong process improvement skills from analysis through implementation of approved recommendations
  • Ability to use reporting and data visualization tools
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Solid communications skills interacting with users to executives

For more information, see:
https://app.joinhandshake.com/login?ref=16-dashboard

Plus Consulting: IT Internship Opportunities

Plus Consulting is seeking students for internships in their Pittsburgh, PA headquarters starting immediately. They are looking for highly-motivate individuals that are considering a career in the fast-paced world of IT consulting. Internship highlights include hands-on project work, a great work environment, and access to mentorship and networking opportunities.

IT Intern Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the IT team in maintaining hardware, software, and other systems
  • Assist with troubleshooting issues and provide technical support
  • Organize and maintain IT resources
  • Lend IT support in areas such as cybersecurity, programming, analytics, and data center management
  • Other duties applicable to you area study

Requirements

  • Computer Science, Information Technology, or Management Information Systems Major
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Familiar with Java, .NET, JavaScript or HTML/DHTML and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail

Preferred Soft Skills

  • Skilled at analyzing, troubleshooting and solving problems
  • Goal-oriented & self-motivated
  • Strong desire to learn and adapt to new challenges
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments both independently and as a part of a team

For more information, see:
https://plusconsulting.applytojob.com/apply/juRh0PDKqD/IT-Internships

Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project accepting 8 student interns for Summer 2019

The Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project is accepting eight student interns during the summer of 2019 to work in the Linux and Open Source on Mainframe development community.

Each intern will work remotely from his/her location of choice (no physical work facility provided or required) and with an assigned mentor.  For more information, see:

https://www.openmainframeproject.org/projects/internship-program

Applications due February 16, 2019.