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Software Fundamentals Workshop – Friday, October 21st

RMU’s Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) will be having a Workshop for Software Fundamentals on Friday, October 21st from 5pm-7pm in John Jay 124.

Topics for the workshop will include:

  • Object – Oriented Programming
  • Writing Efficient Code
  • Troubleshooting & Debugging
  • Project Planning Interview Questions

Please see the attached flyer for more information: Software Fundamentals Workshop Flyer

Three Rivers Information Security Symposium – Friday, October 28th

Pittsburgh region information technology and security organizations are working together to increase awareness, interaction and knowledge among the local information security community. The Three Rivers Information Security Symposium will be held in the Sewall Center on Friday, October 28th from 8:30am – 3:30pm.

Three RMU students, John Weingartner, Sarah Pfabe and Brendan Adams, will be presenting: “Mobile Security Threats: How Safe Is Our Data?”.

Other presentations include: “How Litigation and E-Discovery Interrupt the Life Cycle of Data” and “Get Involved – InfoSec Careers”. Click the link for the full list of presentations and speakers: TRISS Schedule

Student admission is only $5.

Top Secret Colonials – Fundraising at Buffalo Wild Wings

The Top Secret Colonials will be holding a fundraising event at the Robinson Buffalo Wild Wings Tuesday, October 11th, from 11:00am – 12:00am. Ten percent of the day’s sales will be donated to our student group.

Along with that, there will be a table at the front of the restaurant throughout the evening where there will be raffle tickets, candy bars, and coupon books. There’s something for everyone! Hope to see you there!

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Washington Center Seminar Presentation – Tuesday, September 13th

TSC LogoCIS and the Top Secret Colonials would like to invite you to a presentation from the students who attended the Washington Center Seminar this past summer on Tuesday, September 13th at 3:00 pm in the Wheatley Atrium. President Howard and several administrators will be present in support of the students. Following the student presentation, President Howard will introduce RMU’s first Presidential Leadership Fellow, Chris Davis who will present at 4:00 pm. Chris Davis worked with the students this past summer at The Washington Center and was one of their favorite presenters. You will find his impressive bio here: Chris Davis Biography. You will earn SET credit for the two presentations.

Snacks will be provided.

10th Annual Intersections Undergraduate Research Conference – Friday, April 22nd

Everyone is cordially invited to the 10th Annual Intersections Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, April 22, from 11:45am – 5:00pm in Sewall 3rd Floor.

This is going to be an great event. RMU students are doing some incredible work. Over 100 students will be participating, with 14 panels and 19 poster presentations.  The schedule for the conference is here: http://honors.rmu.edu/urc/program

There will also be one presentation from the CIS department: “Mobile Security Threats: How Safe Is Our Data?”. This will be presented by John Weingartner, Sarah Pfabe, Jayson Phouthavong, Aaron Steinberg, and Brandon Adams. They will present in the Pennsylvania Suite from 4:00-4:45pm.

Security Presentation by Christopher Mellen, PNC – Tuesday, April 5th

Christopher Mellen, CIO with PNC Financial Services and former Director of Information Management within the Office of the Chief Information Officer for the Executive Office of the President of the United States (Whitehouse), will present in the Wheatley Atrium on Tuesday, April 5th from 3:00 – 4:30pm. The Top Secret Colonials are sponsoring the event and there will be pizza provided. PNC recruiters for interns and full-time positions will also be attending. Students attending will obtain SET credit for their participation.

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Christopher Mellen Bio:
Chris currently leads the Strategic Security Initiatives group within the office of the Chief Information Security Officer with PNC Financial Services.  Chris manages the overall strategic direction of the organization as well as operational management responsibility for Identity Access Management, Mainframe security, Attack Surface Management, and Applied Cryptography.

Prior to joining PNC, Chris was the Director of Information Risk Management within the Office of the Chief Information Officer for the Executive Office of the President of the United States.  His directorate consisted of the Records Management Branch, Cyber Integrity (eDiscovery and investigations), Information Assurance and Security Operations.

Chris has worked as the Director of Professional Services with SAIC’s Incident Response, Computer Forensics and eDiscovery Service groups. He also created and managed the Professional Services Division for AccessData providing incident response, digital investigations and litigation support services. Additionally, Chris has served as a Manager with Guidance Software Professional Services, a Special Agent with the Department of Defense, Cyber Counterintelligence Activity, and a Computer Crime Specialist at the National White Collar Crime Center in Fairmont, WV.

Chris also spent 11 years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marines, Chris served with the Military Police, Customs, the Criminal Investigation Division and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (Cyber Investigations and Operations).

Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado Technical University and Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.