News, Events, and Trends in Cybersecurity Education


03/06/2020: Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair on March 25 1-7pm EST
See more details and registration in the attachment here

02/28/2020: National Consumer Protection Week (March 1-7)

02/19/2020: Top Email Seurity Threats of 2020 - How To Stop Them

01/29/2020: Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week


12/02/2019: Cyber Monday: Tips for Safeguarding Personal Information

11/26/2019: Parents say creep hacked their baby monitor to tell toddler they ‘love’ her

11/15/2019: 7th National Women in CyberSecurity Conference (WiCyS 2020)

10/15/2019: Applications for Summer 2020 NSA internships Due by Oct 15, 2019

10/01/2019: RMU Fall Career Expo at UPMC Events Center on Oct 1, 2019
The 2019 Career Expo will be held on Tuesday, October 1, from 12:00 PM to 3 :00 PM in the UPMC Events Center. This great event  will provide students with the opportunity to network with local and regional recruiters from over 96 companies and organization. Many of these employers are looking for spring and summer interns and full-time hires for immediate or future openings.

09/27/2019: National CAE Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair

09/24/2019: Russians Hack FBI Communication Systems

08/20/2019: Cyber Safety for Students

08/15/2019: More Than 20 Data Breaches Reported Per Day in First Half of 2019

08/02/2019: 2019 CAE Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair on September 27, 2019

08/01/2019: NIST Publishes Multifactor Authentication Practice Guide

07/29/2019: Capital One says data breach affected 100 million credit card applications

07/25/2019: Equifax will pay up to $700 million over its data breach

4/10/2019: Ethical Intruder Presentation on Wednesday/April 10th 
Brandi Wolfe and Wyatt Crawford, Cybersecurity Specialists from Ethical Intruder will be holding a lecture on the mindset and process for performing a penetration test  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. 

04/05/2019: Attackers Target Home Routers with DNS Hijacking

04/03/2019: 540 Million Facebook User Records Found On Unprotected Amazon Servers

03/13/2019: Secureworks Presentation 
Chuck Hankle from Secureworks will be presenting in the Wheatley Atrium on Wednesday, March 13th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. This is a Top Secret Colonials sponsored event. Students will receive 1 hour of SET credit for Professional Development. Pizza and drinks will be provided. The presentation will cover current security trends and innovations as well as various careers and roles that are evolving as part of those trends. 

03/09/2019: Hackable Car Alarms Leave Three Million Cars at Risk of Hijack

03/08/2019: Breaches and Leaks Soared 424% in 2018

02/19/2019: RMU Spring Career Fair: The Spring Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm in Yorktown Hall. See more information here.

02/08/2019: Phishers Use Google Translate to Boost Success

02/06/2019: More Alleged SIM Swappers Face Justice

01/24/2019: Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

01/22/2019: Data Privacy Day


12/19/2018: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

12/14/2018: (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study 2018

10/22/2018: Highmark Recruiting Event at RMU
Highmark Health Systems is looking to recruit for both internships and full-time opportunities in the areas of Information Security and Application Development. 

Time: Monday, October 22, 2018  4:45pm – 5:45 pm Place: Atrium in Wheatley Center on RMU Campus

05/31/2018: The Good News about Cross-Domain Identity Management

05/21/2018: RMU Ranked in 2018 Top Schools for Cyber Security by

05/01/2018: How to Sell Your Old Phone Safely

04/16/2018: RMU student Hannah Bartus presented “Deep Packet Inspection: A Key Issue for Network Security” at the 15th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations. 

03/29/2018: DHS Cybersecurity Jobs and Internships Webinar

03/21/2018: RMU's David Hess, assistant professor of accounting, took 11 students to the IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) Spring Case Competition, in which his first team won third place overall. The competition included questions on cyber security breaches and risk assessment. 

03/17/2018: A group of 4 RMU students participated in the Atlantic Council Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge. The group was led by Dr. Karen Paullet, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems at RMU. 

03/09/2018: Three RMU CIS faculty and a student participated in Peters Township High School Technology Expo and shared RMU programs on Cybersecurity. 

  • Session 3: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 @ 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET 
  • Session 4: Monday, June 11, 2018 @ 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Future Sessions: Can't make today's webinar? Live, virtual awareness briefings will be repeated over the next two weeks, so please join the session that works best for your schedule:

Session 2: Monday, June 4, 2018 @ 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

07/18/2018: US Retail Weak in Encryption, Security Practices

06/20/2018: RMU CIS students Phil Grabowski and Michael Asik presented on Mainframe Security at the 2018 ECC (Enterprise Computing Community) Conference

05/31/2018: Webinar Today & Future Sessions: Combating Ransomware
Join the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today for a virtual briefing on ransomware. A panel of experts from the DHS National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) will discuss ransomware from a variety of perspectives, including types of malware and emerging trends, as well as best practices and no-cost resources to help protect against this threat. 

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018 Time: 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Dial-In: 1-800-369-2106 PIN: 7417705# Webinar Link:

Contact RMU Career & Professional Development Center for more information.

10/2/2018: Google Taking New Steps to Prevent Malicious Chrome Extensions

09/14/2018: Microsoft Office Macros Still No. 1 Malware Delivery
08/27/2018: Schneier on Security: Future Cyberwar

07/27/2018: RMU Hosted CyberPatriot Summer Camp for High School Students

07/19/2018: National NCCIC Webinar Series on Russian Government Cyber Activity
The same webinar will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. ET on the dates listed below:

 Monday, July 23 Wednesday, July 25 Monday, July 30 Wednesday, August 1

10/11/2018: Volume of Stolen Credentials Soars 141% in North America

10/9/2018: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Careers in Cybersecurity


10 A.M. – 12 P.M.| Employer registration, booth set-up and buffet lunch 12 P.M. – 3 P.M.| Career Fair open to RMU students and alumni


2017 & earlier

09/27/2017: Uber Security Team Presentation

11/11/2016: U.S. Steel Interview for IT/Computer Security/Cyber Security Interns