The Three Rivers Information Security Symposium (TRISS) will be held on Friday, October 11th at the Monroeville Convention Center. Students attending can earn professional development (SET) credit. For more information, see:
Representatives from PNC Bank‘s recruiting team will be on campus for a presentation on Tuesday, October 1st from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium. PNC will be presenting on their Summer Internship and Early Career Development Programs. They are ready to hire for summer.
This is a TSC sponsored event. You will receive 1 hour of SET credit for professional development. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
On Wednesday, September 25th, Austin Cusak, Senior Talent and Innovation Officer at the Cybersecurity Division (CSD) of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), will be coming to the Wheatley Atrium from 3:30 to 5:45 PM. He will be splitting up the event into two parts, first part will be his presentation Finding your Cultural Fit: Is a Federal Career Right for You? The second part will be a resume building workshop. It’s recommended that you look up any specific questions about federal resumes so that you have a start to the workshop.
Austin Cusak is a general security specialist with years of experience conducting intelligence operations, insider threat assessments, and cyber threat analysis. With a non-technical background in Public Diplomacy, Austin has specialized as a Certified Professional Coach and Talent Development expert focused on growing a cyber-centric workforce.
Austin’s unique approach to Talent Development in the federal space has been shaped through his diverse experiences in extreme work environments: helping to mature the United States Army’s first Cyber Warfare Battalion at the National Security Agency; living the “radical transparency” lifestyle of Ray Dalio’s hedge fund at Bridgewater Associates; performing Opera and Improv; instructing snowboarders at the top of Utah’s mountains; and managing underwater adventures as a Dive master.
Austin earned his BA in International Studies and Diplomacy from Brigham Young University, and dual Masters Degrees in International Relations/Public Relations from Syracuse University.
Students will receive SET credit for the attending the workshop.
Robert Morris University (RMU) has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the U.S. National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (NSA/DHS). Dr. Ping Wang, Professor of Computer and Information Systems, is the official POC (Point of Contact) for RMU’s CAE-CDE designation.
April 23, 2019 (TUE) 2:00 PM
Speaker: David Daniels-Watanabe, special agent (FBI)
All are welcome. SET credit available.
Hosted by Prof. Don Seaton, Dept of Social Science
SA David Daniels-Watanabe is a Special Agent detailed the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group’s and is a profiler at the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), Cyber Behavioral Analysis Center (CBAC) where he supports the FBI’s cyber mission by providing behavioral insight into known and unknown cyber adversaries. This work ranges from examination of human behavior and motivations that impact national security or criminal computer intrusion investigations, as well as understanding the confluence of violent criminal behavior and the digital/cyber behavior related to the violent crime.
Prior to his time in the BAU CBAC, SA Daniels-Watanabe was detailed to the FBI’s Washington Field office. During this assignment he investigated complex and high-profile malicious digital attacks by actors motivated by financial or vindictive motives, “hacktivism”, or furtherance of the goals of a nation state.
SA Daniels-Watanabe is one of the “plank-holding” founding members of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force as the Department of State’s representative to the multi-agency collaboration, where he participated in several global cyber investigative efforts and furthered international cooperation on cyber matters.
SA Daniels-Watanabe is a member of the Department of State’s Cyber Threat Analysis Division. Prior to this assignment, he spent 2 years at the New York Field office of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
Before becoming an agent, he was a computer forensic investigator for T-Mobile.
Brandi Wolfe and Wyatt Crawford, Cyber Security Specialists from Ethical Intruder will be holding a lecture on Wednesday, April 10th from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium.
This is a Top Secret Colonials sponsored event. Students will receive one (1) hour of SET credit for attending. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Please read below for information on the presentation and speakers.
Title: Ethical Hacking – Thinking Like a Penetration Tester
Overview: Hackers have an offensive mindset and approach security in a very different way. It begins by realizing that all hacks come from taking technology that is intended to work in a specific way and getting the technology to produce unintended results. The discussion will cover the mindset and process for performing a penetration test.
Ethical Intruder is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Cyber Security firm. Ethical Intruder was formed with personnel from security, software engineering and product design backgrounds. They provide security evaluations to assess technical environments and help organizations to build Cyber Security roadmaps aligned with their business or compliance requirements. Their clients are across a broad range of industries including Health IT, Finance and Department of Defense.