Message from Leadership

Security Awareness Month
🌟  Did you know October is Security Awareness Month? 🌟 

President Biden officially declared October 2023 Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

Are you practicing proper cyber hygiene? In the era of phishing, constant data breaches, and privacy concerns, it may seem that it doesn’t matter what we do but there’s small steps we can do to harden our personal security.

Here are some best practices, tips, and technologies to improve your personal security posture. 

🔐  Use a password manager.
💻  Use a personal VPN
🛜  Do not use default WiFi settings. Upgrade to WPA3 if possible and ensure a Firewall is enabled. If you can, turn off UPnP and remote access. Here are more tips to secure your home network
🔍 Research how to harden your browser. Chrome. Safari
🌟 UPDATE. Ensure automatic updates are enabled on devices and software. Updates and patches typically have security improvements and outdated devices and applications leave you vulnerable to exploits. 
🚮 Minimize spam and phishing attempts by unsubscribing to the many e-mail lists you’ve accumulated over the years/months. Many e-mail services provide this as a built-in function. 

🌟 Check out this free Cybersecurity Awareness toolkit created by Women in Cybersecurity. 🌟


2024 Future Computing Summer Internship

⭐️ Get hands-on experience with the NSA ⭐️ 

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. 

This internship experience is ideal for US 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.

For more information and to apply click here

IUP Chinese Language Immersion Program for Cybersecurity Students

An incredibly opportunity has just been announced by the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. This pilot program is targeted for cybersecurity students to develop language foundations and proficiency in Chinese. 

Food, lodging, travel, and events are all included plus a stipend of $6,000.


  • College sophomores and juniors majoring in Cybersecurity (AY 23-24).
  • Preference given to those with prior Chinese language exposure.
  • US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Application deadline: November 17, 2023
  • For more information click here.
  • View the flyer here. 

STC is Hiring

STC is looking for student assistants who want to gain experience working with agile and collaborative teams, receive training in advanced technologies, and learn the current strategic technology trends.

If you are a self-starter, technically competent, and familiar with one of the following subjects – Operating Systems, Networking, Web, Programming, Database, and Cloud, you will have an excellent opportunity to learn advanced concepts and skills through this position.

Additionally, if you are seeking to help your community and gain experience in a high-demand specialty that will significantly enhance your resume while also earning income, this is the job for you.

For more information, click here.

AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship Program

The AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship program, in collaboration with Intel and Udacity, aims to help underserved and underrepresented high school and college students learn foundational ML concepts to prepare them for careers in AI and ML. For more information click here.

Learn More.





Cybersecurity Training and Certs



⭐️  Google Cybersecurity Certification


Cybersecurity Apprenticeships / Scholarships



We unite local communities of aspiring and thriving women cybersecurity professionals across the world to collaborate, share their knowledge, network and mentor. We create opportunities through professional development programs, conferences, career fairs and more. 

Click here for more information and to join WiCyS.

City University has a student chapter for those wanting to become more involved! 


Watch the Latest Invited Talk!

Last Thursday – October 12th, 2023, City University of Seattle hosted Masaki Itagaki, Director of Technology, Kids Code Club. Watch his talk, How EdTech Helps Kids in Japan, here

Upcoming Events

Click here to view full calendar.

AEN Tech Talk October 25, 2023

Join us for a virtual event as we discuss capabilities of the USCYBERCOM J5 Plans & Policy division, and their role enabling U.S. Cyber Command’s operational mission.

Who: US Navy Commander John Stuckey will host a chat discussing AI & Cybersecurity.
When: October 25, 2023 2:00 PM EDT

Where: Please register by clicking the following link –

For questions or concerns please contact us at USCYBERCOM_AEN@CYBERCOM.MIL

New Tech Seattle November 2023

New Tech is the Northwest’s largest tech community. We’re the place where you make meaningful connections, learn from the industry’s best, and have a fun night out. Most importantly, you’ll join an engaging group of go-getters, developers, founders, and professionals, and discover the people, partners, organizations, and resources to help you build your dreams.

Who: Madin Akp-Esambe – Co-Founder, Trava, Ozan Unlu – Founder & CEO, Delta Edge, and Raxit Jani – Director, 9series. 
: November 9th, 2023 5-7pm
WhereThe Collective, 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Click here to RSVP and for more information. 

Missed out on an Invited Talk or Tech Talk?

Check out the C4CYI YouTube Channel for STC recorded Invited Talks and events.

Explore ACM Tech Talks and the ACM website to watch their free informative Tech Talks. ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.

You can find record CAE Tech talks here. For questions on CAE Tech Talk, please send them email.

STC Clubs

Interested in the Tech field? Wish to broaden your network? Check out our clubs.

Cybersecurity Enthusiasts are welcome to join!

Check out the Breach of the Week program; A club member presents current cyber events to the club in 3-5 minutes. This is a great opportunity to learn, participate and network.

We encourage all current and future alumni to attend the meetings.

Meeting Times: 

Fridays, 3:00PM (PDT) Over MS Teams

Fill this form if you wish to join the club!

WiCyS City University of Seattle Student Chapter Logo

City University of Seattle has just created a new WiCyS student chapter.

The purpose of the club is to build a community within our CityU school that promotes women’s education, participation, and leadership in the field of cybersecurity.

Typical meeting time: Fridays, 11:00AM (PDT) over MS Teams.

Next Meeting

October 27, 2023 11:00 am PDT

MS Teams Meeting


Fill this form if you wish to join the club!

STC Tech Club meets to provide tech-related learning opportunities, skill development, and networking. Students or faculty who would like to share their expertise or project, please reach out.

Meeting Times: 

Thursdays, 4:30PM (PDT)  Over MS Teams

Fill this form if you wish to join the club!

This quarter, we will be covering various topics including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Take a look at our calendar and club page for more.

We are recruiting new officers for the Data Science Club. If you are interested in becoming one, please fill out the form here, or scan the QR code in the flyer.

Meeting Times: 

Wednesdays, 4:00PM (PDT) Over MS Teams

Fill this form if you wish to join the club!

Looking for more project/work experience to put on your resume?

Try contributing to an open-source project:

GitHub for beginner-friendly open-source projects

How to Contribute to Open-Source Projects – guide

STC TA documentation for setting up environments

Valuable certifications:

AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals 

AWS Cloud – Practitioner 

Looking for extra help to guide you through your tech career? 

Check out Mentors in Tech

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