News, Events, and Trends in Cybersecurity Education


11/13/2023: CISO Presentation on Government Cybersecurity Service

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the City of Pittsburgh, Sylvia Harris, will present on the topic of "Government Cybersecurity Service Challenges and Tips for Success" in Wheatley 114 on RMU Campus at 5pm this Thursday, Nov 16. 

This event is organized by the RMU NSF SFS Program.

10/24/2023: 2024 Future Computing Summer Internship at NSA

For the 3rd consecutive year, NSA will offer the Future Computing Summer Internship Opportunity. Applications will be opened from October 30, 2023, to January 3, 2024. Details can be found here:

The Advanced Computing Systems Research Program (ACS) in the NSA Research Directorate is joining with their counterparts in the High-Performance Computing Solutions (HPCS) and Operations (OPS) organizations to provide a select number of undergraduate students an exciting 9-week internship opportunity.  ACS is part of the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) and is located in the Research Park building complex adjacent to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

During the Future Computing Summer Internship, the students will work with technical experts from NSA in small team settings and conduct hands-on technical work. Under their mentorship and using the same HPC systems as ACS researchers, the students will contribute to projects in support of the NSA HPC mission.

This internship experience is ideal for students who will be completing their junior year (Spring 2025 graduates), and is well-suited for students in math, computer science, computer engineering, or related STEM fields.

Please note: Only US citizens are eligible to apply.


The 7TH  ANNUAL SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM IS SPONSORED BY: The Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Homeland Security, and the Pennsylvania Region 13 Counterterrorism Task Force, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Western Pennsylvania All Hazards Fusion Center (WPAHFC). 

THIS SYMPOSIUM ADDRESSES: Criminal activities, cyber and physical security threats in our region and globally, physical and cybersecurity countermeasures to include risk management strategies, best practices, availability of tools and resources, and insight on the protection of critical infrastructure assets - while building organizational resilience.

Register for your free ticket at:

09/25/2023: NCL (National Cyber League) Fall 2023 Season

Please see the fall season schedule and register at

08/25/2023: NSA Student Programs and Internships

NSA generally accepts applications from September 1 to October 31. Check out the individual program and internship requirements:

07/19/2023: Registration Now Open for 2023 National Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair

Please see more details and register at:

06/21/2023: PaCIC CIKR Report – Flipper Zero Penetration Testing Tool

The Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC) is providing this Information Bulletin to alert critical infrastructure owners and operators of the potential for adversaries to exploit vulnerabilities in access control systems using digital hacking tools. This bulletin will support the development of protective measures to identify and mitigate potential threats to infrastructure and assets. See the PaCIC Information Bulletin.

05/22/2023: NICE K12 Education Conference: Call For Speakers Now Open
Conference Theme: Designing K12 Learning Experiences to Build a Diverse and Skilled Cybersecurity Workforce

The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference Call for Proposals opens today and will close on July 14, 2023 at 11:59PM PST. The 9th annual conference will be held on December 4-5, 2023, at the Hilton Phoenix Resort at The Peak in Phoenix, Arizona. There will also be pre-conference workshops on December 2-3.

The NICE K12 Conference Planning Committee seeks proposals from a diverse array of organizations and individuals with different perspectives, including K12 educators, students, school counselors, higher education faculty, employers and practitioners, non-profits, curriculum providers, research centers, and training and certification providers. Topics should align with one of the five conference tracks:

  1. Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness
  2. Engaging Students Where Disciplines Converge
  3. Stimulating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches
  4. Promoting Cybersecurity Career Pathways
  5. Promoting Cyber Awareness


05/19/2023: Cybersecurity Faculty Development Program - UCCS Led Coalition

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Cybersecurity Programs Office received a grant from the U.S. National Security Agency to educate, train and develop faculty in cybersecurity. UCCS will serve as a strategic partner for a consortium of educational institutions to deliver a comprehensive, programmatic approach to cybersecurity faculty development.

Courses for existing faculty, instructors, and grad students looking to teach will be provided free-of-charge. Graduate student scholarships and travel stipends are available.  Many of the workshops are offering Continuing Education Units.

For more information, please visit:

04/04/2023:  JerseyCTF III Cybersecurity Competition

JerseyCTF is a beginner-friendly Capture the Flag competition that aims to inspire interest in cybersecurity. Hosted by the NJIT ACM and NICC organizations and the NJIT SCI program, it is geared towards students, beginners, and professionals alike. JerseyCTF provides participants with jeopardy-style questions in categories including cryptography, forensics, binary exploitation/reversing, open-source intelligence, and web exploitation. JerseyCTF features a track parallel to the CTF competition, consisting of presentations and panels with renowned speakers from industry and government.

The competition is scheduled for April 15-16, 2023 and allows online or in-person participation. See more information and register at

04/03/2023:  Cybersecurity Faculty Fellowship Program

NCyTE is hosting a Faculty Fellowship Program open to college/university students in their final year or recently graduated with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in cybersecurity, who are interested in teaching in a community college setting. The Faculty Fellowship Program will introduce and prepare participants for a career path of teaching cybersecurity in a community college setting. Gain experience in creating lesson plans, syllabi, leading a classroom, and more. We encourage students from underrepresented groups in cybersecurity to apply. Stipend opportunity is available.

To apply for the 2023 Faculty Fellowship Program, students can click the link for one of the two virtual orientation workshops below.  Please apply by May 7, 2023.

May 19-20, 2023 – Faculty Fellowship Program: Orientation Workshop 

June 2-3, 2023 - Faculty Fellowship Program: Orientation Workshop 

03/10/2023: DECIDE Cybersecurity Exercise

The DECIDE Cybersecurity Exercise will expose players (undergrad and graduate students) to the executive level (C-suite) environment and provide an opportunity to experience a live environment response to a common cyber threat.
Signup Link:

03/10/2023: CAE Faculty Development Workshops

Info and registration is available at:

03/03/2023: Reminder: Hack The Building 2.0 Hospital Edition Preliminary Registration

Reminder that the registration for the CAE Student Preliminary Virtual Cyber Exercise registration closes March 10.

The Hack The Building 2.0 Hospital Edition Preliminary Virtual Cyber Exercise tentative dates: March 20 – 24; March 27-31: Students will be selected to participate in ONE of the weeks listed. Only the top 12 performing teams will be selected to participate in the main event occurring physically Sept 18-22, 2023 in Chicago at Moraine Valley Community College. Participation in the main event will provide you access to the entire event to include technical training, presentations and more!

02/15/2023: US Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Cybersecurity Internship in Hawaii

See internship description, salary, and application requirements at

01/30/2023: Upcoming Info Sessions on NSF CyberCorps SFS Scholarships

NSF SFS Information Session and Q&A on Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 at 4pm in Wheatley Atrium
NSF SFS Information Session and Application Assistance Q&A on Thursday/Mar 23, 2023 at 4pm in Wheatley 119


12/21/2022: SCADS Summer Research Scholars 2023

The Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) at NC State is hosting the second annual Summer Conference on Applied Data Science (SCADS) from June 5 – July 28, 2023, on campus in Raleigh, NC. The overarching, multi-year challenge of SCADS is to generate tailored daily reports (TLDRs) for knowledge workers that capture information relevant to their individual objectives and interests.

We are looking for graduate students (recent bachelor’s/master’s graduates and exceptional undergraduates may also apply) to join us as Summer Research Scholars. Positions are full time (40 hours/week) at a rate of $28/hour. In addition, we will provide support for local accommodations and travel, if needed.

Important Dates and links:

January 9 – Application opens on our website -

January 23 – Virtual Information Session (Register today!) -

January 31 – Priority application deadline Please widely distribute this announcement to students in your network with expertise relevant to the types of problems we are hoping to tackle this summer.


The LAS Summer Conference on Applied Data Science (SCADS) is an annual immersive collaboration experience that combines data scientists, intelligence analysts, researchers and software engineers. Offering in-person workshops and sessions over an 8-week period, SCADS is designed to bring together interdisciplinary experts from academia, industry and government to address a data science grand challenge. As participants work together to build on existing research, this program provides practical data science training, networking opportunities, and access to diverse perspectives.


11/14/2022: Hack the Box (HTB) Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition Dec 2-4, 2022

See the CTF competition information and sign up online at:

11/04/2022: DoD CySP (Cyber Scholarship) Application for 2023-2024 Now Open

Please see the updated DoD CySP program information, requirements, information session, and application link and due date at

10/03/2022: WiCyS 2023 Conference & Scholarships

The WiCyS (Women in Cybersecurity) 2023 Annual Conference will be held on March 16-18, 2023 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Applications for scholarships to attend the conference are due by Oct 31, 2022. See details about the conference and scholarship applications at:

09/26/2022: 6th Annual Security and Risk Management Symposium – Registration Now Open

WHEN: November 3, 2022: Continental Breakfast and Registration:  7:30am – 8:30am
              Program:  8:30am – 3:30pm
WHERE: Doubletree by Hilton, Greentree • 500 Mansfield Avenue • Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Click here for more details. No cost to attend.  Continental Breakfast and Lunch are provided at no cost to attendees.  Free on-site parking. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and SEATING IS LIMITED!

09/01/2022: 2023 FBI Honors Internship applications open till September 18, 2022

The 2023 FBI Honors Internship Program is now accepting applications and will close on September 18, 2022.

The FBI Honors Internship Program (HIP) is the perfect opportunity to set your career in motion. The 10-week, paid internship is ideal for undergraduate students between their junior and senior years, as well as graduate students pursuing a master’s degree, JD, or PhD. The internship is a unique opportunity for students to learn and work alongside our professionals at our Headquarters locations and field offices across the country.

To apply for the Honors Internship Program, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Attend a U.S. accredited college or university full time as an undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student. You are not eligible if you graduate before June 5, 2023.
  • Have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • Pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret Clearance.
  • You must be able to successfully complete a Top-Secret security clearance background investigation and be located in the continental United States, Hawaii or San Juan for the duration of your background investigation

To apply and learn more about these programs, visit:

If you know of college juniors and seniors, or recent graduates that are looking for a job in Federal Law Enforcement, please share this. If you have any questions or would like to speak with the recruitment team at FBI Pittsburgh, they can be contacted at 412-432-4000 or

09/01/2023: NCAE-C Competitions for 2022-23 Academic Year

We are excited to announce that during the 2022-23 academic year, there will be several NCAE-C competitions available exclusively to the CAE community!

Please read the attachments for information on the NCAE Cyber Games, Hack the Building 2.0, and NCX!

The NCAE-C Program Management Office would like to see different teams/students represented at each event. Students competing in NCX are not eligible to participate in the other two competitions.

Specific information on each event, including registration information will be communicated according to timelines in the attachments. Students must be US citizens in order to compete in these competitions.

08/04/2022: NSA Codebreaker Challenge 2022 & Resources

The 2022 NSA Codebreaker Challenge will launch at 12:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, August 8th. See the challenge scenario and mission in the flyer.

Register online at:
See Study Resources and prior challenges and tools at:

08/01/2022: 2022 National Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair on Sep 16 - Registration now open!

This event is open to students and alumni from institutions designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity.

See more information and register online at: 2022 National Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair - Registration now open! | CAE Community

07/05/2022: Cybersecurity Faculty Summer Workshops

University of Cincinnati will host four online workshops this summer which are free to CAE faculty:

  • 1-week workshops that meet 3.5 hours a day for five days:
    Principles of Cybersecurity (July 11 - July 15th)
    Automated Approach for Cybersecurity (July 18th - July 22nd)

  • 4-week workshops that meet one day per week:
    Enterprise Network Forensics (August 2 – August 27)
    Data-Driven Cybersecurity (August 2 – August 27)

Register online at:

06/06/2022: RMU Students Won Gold and Silver Medals in NCL Spring 2022 Season

Congratulations to two RMU students who won medals from the National Cyber League (NCL) Spring 2022 season competitions! Garrett Flayer (Junior, BS Cybersecurity) won a Gold medal, and Talal Baqazi, (Junior, BS Cybersecurity) won a Silver medal. Dr. Ping Wang, University Professor of Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity, served as the RMU faculty coach. The NCL competitions provide students with hands-on experience solving real-world cybersecurity challenges.

06/03/2022: White House Paid Internship Program

The White House Internship Program is a public service leadership and development program that provides emerging leaders with an opportunity to gain valuable skills in public service. Interested candidates can find the Program’s online application at

The application for the Fall 2022 session will open on Monday, June 6 and close on Friday, June 24.

Selected applicants will be notified the week of August 8. Program participants must meet at least one of the three following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university 
  • Graduated from an accredited undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university no more than two years prior to the first day of the Program
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, no more than two years prior to the first day of the Program 

Prospective candidates with questions about the Program can reach out to the White House Internship Program team at  

WH Internship Program website

05/07/2022: FBI Recruiting Webinar - Women in Federal Law Enforcement

On Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST, please join the FBI's information session about the Special Agent career path. Pre-register at

04/07/2022: Security Clearance Webinar

When you graduate, are you considering working for the federal government or federal government contractors? If so, you will need a security clearance. 

The Security Clearance Webinar will cover the following topics and answer your questions: 

  • Applying: Understanding the application process (general federal and FBI) 
  • Forms: SF86. What is it, and why is it important? 
  • Surviving Interviews and Polygraphs. What to expect. The types of questions asked. 
  • What do they look for? The Background Check. 
  • The Security Clearances process. What should I be doing now to prepare for a job with the federal government or contractor?

Keynote Speaker: Melissa Zundel (FBI Special Agent and Recruiter)

03/15/2022: The FBI and CISA released a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory titled, "Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Gain Network Access By Exploiting Default Multifactor Authentication Protocols and "Print Nightmare" Vulnerability."  Please see attached advisory here: Russia Exploits Multifactor Authentication Protocols

03/14/2022: The national CAE program is offering a Class on Advanced Network Security and a Teaching Workshop on Malware Detection. Both offerings are online, and all the teaching materials will be available in a single bundle to download, including, syllabi, presentations, readings, assignments, labs, and assessments. The class on advanced network security is focused on teaching the content, while the teaching workshop on malware detection is focused on preparing faculty to teach the class. The synchronous portion of the hybrid class will be taught on 3 consecutive days for 5 hours each day and the teaching workshop will be taught on 2 consecutive days for 5 hours each day. The online portion of the course will stay open longer where the instructors will be available to answer questions for the participants. Each of the courses will be taught twice. Following is the schedule for the classes and corresponding registration links.

03/09/2022: NSF Funded Virtual Cyber Career Challenge on March 28, 2022

  • In the Virtual Cyber Career Challenge, students will gain important workforce experience as they work in teams of three on a small network of machines, which they will configure, operate, protect, and defend. Each week students will meet with their instructor for guidance on how to best manage their network and prepare for a penetration test by a red team. At the conclusion of the challenge, students will have additional opportunities to attend a Tech Interview Primer, a Mock Job Fair, and the National Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair held on September 16.

    Students can sign up today at 

02/03/2022: NCAE Cyber Games/Competitions

  • The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) is to start a NCAE Cyber Games/Competitions this spring for college students at NCAE colleges and universities, including online competitions in regionals and national finals. The registrations for the events are free and open to undergraduate students at NCAE-C institutions. See more information at Students wishing to join the RMU team please contact the faculty coach Dr. Ping Wang by email at

01/14/2022: RMU Cybersecurity Students Won Gold Medals at National Cyber League

  • Chris Prada, first-year student in M.S. Cybersecurity, and Zachary Newton, sophomore in B.S. Cybersecurity, have each won a gold medal during the National Cyber League 2021 Fall Season. The National Cyber League is a performance-based and learning-centered collegiate cybersecurity competition to help prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. 


12/07/2021: NCAE Regional and National Cyber Competitions

  • Because RMU is a national CAE (NCAE) university designated by NSA/DHS, RMU undergraduate cybersecurity students are eligible to participate in the regional and national NCAE cyber competitions. Learn more and register for free at If you plan to join the RMU team or have any questions, please contact Dr. Ping Wang at

12/6/2021: Cybersecurity Internship at City of Pittsburgh

  • The City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance is seeking a paid Cybersecurity Intern to assist the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with many components of the City's information systems security program. See the position description and apply at

11/18/2021: Cybersecurity Internship Opportunity for College Seniors

  • The National Security Agency (NSA) in partnership with the Maryland Innovation & Security Institute (MISI) and the GBC MISI Academy seek applicants for an 8-week paid virtual internship program (March 7-April 29, 2022) designed for college seniors about to enter the technical workforce currently enrolled in an institution designated as a CAE-CD or CAE-CO by the National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. The online application for the internship is due by Jan 7, 2022 3pm EST. See more information and apply online at:

10/7/2021: CISA Cybersecurity Awareness Month activities

  • CISA and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) have resources available to help you participate in the activities for the Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Please go to for a complete list of resources including tool kits, presentations, and tip sheets.
  • Starting on October 6 and continuing each Wednesday during October (6, 13, 20, 27), CISA is hosting the 4th Annual National Cybersecurity Summit. This event brings together cybersecurity and critical infrastructure stakeholders from around the world and provides a forum for meaningful conversations and collaboration about how we can protect our physical and cyber infrastructure. For more information about this event or to register, please go to
  • CISA Virtual Career Fair
    • During Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, CISA is hosting a Virtual Career Fair. The event takes place on October 21, 2021 from 12:00pm-5:00pm EST. To register for the event, please go to

10/6/2021: WiCyS 2022 Call for Participation (CFP), Scholarships, Grants & Awards

The 9th annual WiCyS conference is set to be held March 17-19 at the Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, OH. WiCyS is the only cybersecurity conference that has an equal representation of students and professionals in the audience. The call for presentations for workshops, tech talks, panels, lightning talks and student posters are OPEN now until October 18 deadline as are the applications for student scholarships, faculty lodging grants, the BIPOC Fellowship Award, and the Veterans Fellowship Award. All students MUST apply for WiCyS scholarship to attend the conference. IF they are accepted, then they can use their SFS funding to travel to conference. Submit call for presentations: ( Submit scholarship, grant and award applications: (
ALL Deadline October 18, 2021. 

09/23/2021: Federal Government Cybersecurity Job Opportunity

Please see below for an exciting opportunity for students. Stephanie Keith, Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for someone with both a cybersecurity background and an education/training background to work on two big projects: (1) Cyber Entry Talent Development – Cyber NexGen Pilot – a development program that engages, prepares, and equips entry level talent out of technical cyber high schools and 2-year vocational schools with the work role-specific skills necessary to meet changing demands in an evolving cyber landscape. (2) Cyber Training Academy – Educate, train, and skill the VA cyber workforce by equipping current and future personnel with the work role-specific knowledge and skills necessary to meet the ever evolving demands of the cyber landscape. Upskill and reskill the workforce by providing dynamic, relevant, and impactful learning opportunities to acquire, maintain, and advance portable skillsets.

Information on applying can be found on Linkedin and the USAJOBS and will open tomorrow.

09/22/2021: CISA to Host 4th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

The 2021 CISA Annual National Cybersecurity Summit will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday in October, beginning October 6 and ending October 27. The virtual Cyber Summit will be hosted on Microsoft Teams Live and can be viewed at  

For registration and more information, visit

09/21/2021: NSA Cyber Exercise (NCX) and Tech Talks

Two exciting opportunities have just been made available! The NSA Cyber Exercise (NCX) will be offered for the NCAE-C designated schools this academic year, and all students enrolled in NCAE-C designated programs will be eligible to attend the NCX Tech Talks. NCX Tech Talks are offered monthly between September and April and offer focused instruction on the NCX scenario subjects. Instructors are NSA technical directors and experts in their field. Contact RMU CAE POC for upcoming sessions of NCX tech talks.

08/17/2021: Registration Is Now Open for the National Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair on Sep 17, 2021. Learn more.

07/28/2021: NSA Codebreaker Challenge Is Live Now

NSA is excited to announce that the 2021 Codebreaker Challenge is now live! To get started, head over to and sign up with your school email. We're really excited to watch you excel this year! In this year’s challenge, you’ll detect and respond to a compromise in a Defense Industrial Base company’s network. Each task in this year's challenge will require a range of skills. Network forensics, reverse engineering with Ghidra, vulnerability analysis, and exploitation are all in scope. We need you to call upon all of your technical expertise, your intuition, and your common sense.

06/15/2021: DHS Hiring Webinars

The Department of Homeland Security’s compelling mission draws candidates seeking to join a team that makes a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. The threats and challenges facing the Department and the Nation are complex and constantly evolving. Now more than ever, DHS must recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

DHS is seeking hundreds of qualified individuals to fill critical positions in cybersecurity, information technology, intelligence analysis, law enforcement, travel security, emergency management, business operations, mission support, and more. As part of our hiring efforts, we are hosting a series of webinars to provide information on the Department’s mission, career opportunities, special hiring authorities, effective résumé writing, and creating a profile on USAJOBS. All webinars are open to the public. To register for our webinars or learn more about our upcoming recruiting and outreach events, visit

05/03/2021: Cybersecurity Jobs - NSA Cybersecurity Directorate is Hiring

NSA Cybersecurity Directorate is charged with preventing and eradicating cyberthreats to National Security Systems, the Department of Defense, the Defense Industrial Base, weapons systems, and more. You have the opportunity to be a part of this diverse team of problem solvers. We collaborate across industry and government in classified and unclassified spaces, working at cyber speed to secure our Nation. Learn more about us, watch this short video.

If you enjoy creatively solving hard cyber problems, NSA Cybersecurity is the place for you. Check out our job openings:

When applying remember to include relevant coursework, projects, clubs and any tools and languages learned in your STEM studies.

April 13: CISA Emergency Directive 21-02 - Mitigate Microsoft Exchange Vulnerabilities
CISA published a Remediating Microsoft Exchange Vulnerabilities web page that strongly urges all organizations to immediately address the recent Microsoft Exchange Server product vulnerabilities. As exploitation of these vulnerabilities is widespread and indiscriminate, CISA strongly advises organizations follow the guidance laid out in the web page. The guidance provides specific steps for both leaders and IT security staff and is applicable for all sizes of organizations across all sectors.

April 12: Cybersecurity Teaching Workshops
University at Albany, SUNY is starting a training academy in cyber security for faculty through an NSA supported consortium led by the University of Colorado, Cold Springs. Through the academy, we are offering two different courses, i.e.  Information Security Risk Assessment and Introduction to Digital Forensics. Accompanying these courses, we will be offering teaching workshops to help faculty learn how to teach the material. The teaching workshops will discuss both pedagogical techniques as well as the materials that have been provided to teach (presentations, readings, assignments, and assessments). The teaching workshops will be taught with ten hours of synchronous teaching and two weeks of asynchronous learning with online materials. We are offering each of the three classes 3 times (summer 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022). Students can register through the following website:

April 7-8: INSA Symposium on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) April 7-8 2-4pm ET
See the program agenda, speakers, and registration link at:…

03/18/2021: March CAE Cybersecurity Tech Talk Presentations

  • Please join us for the March CAE Tech Talk on Thursday, March 18, 2021 beginning at 1:00 pm EST.
  • Time: 1:00 - 1:50 pm EST
  • AND
  • Time: 2:00 – 2:50 pm EST
  • Just log in as “Guest” and enter your name. No password required.

02/23/2021: WiCyS 2020 Call for Participation (CFP), Scholarships, Grants & Awards

The eighth annual WiCyS (Women in Cybersecurity) conference is set to be held September 8-10, 2021 at the beautiful Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado.

The call for presentations for workshops, tech talks, panels, lightning talks and student posters are OPEN now until the March 1 deadline as are the applications for student scholarships, faculty lodging grants, the BIPOC Fellowship Award, and the Veterans Fellowship Award.

All students MUST apply for WiCyS scholarship to attend the conference.

Submit call for presentations HERE

Submit student scholarship, faculty grant and BIPOC award applications HERE.

01/22/2021: Virtual Summer Internships at NIST - Apply by Feb 14, 2021


12/9/2020: NSA Cybersecurity Mission Is Hiring
NSA Cybersecurity Mission has openings from entry level to experienced cybersecurity professionals in the following areas:

  • Information System Security Professional Systems Engineers
  • Cyber Mitigations Engineer/System Vulnerability Analyst
  • Digital Network Exploitation Analyst
  • Network Professionals
  • System Engineers

Our mission at NSA is driven by our people. If you enjoy creatively solving hard cyber problems, NSA Cybersecurity is the place for you.
Make the move and apply for NSA jobs at:

11/30/2020: Home Wi-Fi security tips – 5 things to check

10/30/2020:  A virtual Google Meet information and Q&A session will be conducted on Friday/Dec 4 at 2pm EST to introduce a generous Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) that pays U.S. citizen students (undergrad or grad) in cybersecurity majors at RMU full tuition & fees, a living stipend (25k -30k a year), and allowances for a laptop and textbooks and provides a full-time cybersecurity job upon graduation. Please see more information and requirements posted at…

If you qualify and are interested in learning more about the scholarship, you are welcome to attend the virtual session. Just email Dr. Wang at to indicate your interest and receive the virtual invitation and session link to attend.

10/08/2020: 8 Tips to Tighten up Your Work‑from‑home Network

09/04/2020: CAE Virtual Career Fair 2020 Sponsored by NCyTE and NSF

The 4th annual CAE in Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair, sponsored by National Cybersecurity Training and Education (NCyTE) Center and the National Science Foundation (NSF), will take place on September 4th, 2020, from 12pm to 4pm ET and is only open to students and alumni from CAE institutions designated as Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity. Students can submit their resumes in advance for employers to review prior to the event. The CAE Career Fair brings together students and alumni from CAE institutions across the nation with employers offering internships, temporary, part-time, and full-time employment. Student job seekers from CAE schools are invited to register for FREE at

08/13/2020 Intelligence Community Virtual Fall Career Fair

Click here to register. Space is limited! To guarantee your entrance into this event, pre-registration is highly encouraged. To register, click on "register now" located on the right side navigation on the IC Virtual Career Fair site.
Event date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Event time: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (EST)
From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

  • Visit agency booths to explore available job opportunities
  • Chat with Recruiters and Subject Matter Experts
  • Learn about internships and other student opportunities
  • Attend live presentations

08/03/2020 Meet NSA Online: Virtual Recruitment Schedule for Fall

NSA is providing students, recent graduates and experienced professionals with many opportunities to meet with us online this fall. Browse our schedule below and take advantage of these interactive events to learn more about NSA and chat with NSA recruiters and subject matter experts. While you wait for new updates, visit NSA Careers to view open positions or take a look at our JET Tool to explore how your unique background and expertise match an exciting career at NSA!

05/14/2020: Registration Now Open for CAE Virtual Career Fair 2020

04/08/2020: Joint Alert from US and UK - COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors

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 Security 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