Message From Leadership

Morgan Zantua, Executive Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Innovation

Cybersecurity professionals are in demand. There are 1,091,575 working cybersecurity professionals, and according to, 714,578 job openings are unfilled. The Center of Cybersecurity Innovation is leading a consortium of 10 partners in seven states to change this dynamic.

This week, The Center brought 21 high school teachers and ten partners/faculty members from to Seattle for the first Cybersecurity Highschool Innovation (CHI) Summer Summit.  

Will Longman, CISO for Blue Origin, and a team of eight cybersecurity team members plus  one physicist kicked off the summit with a tour of Blue Origin’s cybersecurity and manufacturing facility in Renton, WA. This week’s activities included virtual presentations on Critical Infrastructure by Casey O’Brien, U of Illinois, a rousing talk by Mike Hamilton, Critical Insights, a panel presentation on the future of cybersecurity jobs in the Cloud, by Shamun Mahmud and Joan Ross, and an in-person presentation by MAJ Sameer Puri and MAJ Laura Dutton from the Washington National Guard on cybersecurity career benefits and opportunities. 

This Fall, these teachers will inspire their students to learn about cybersecurity. What can you do to close the workforce gap? Spread the word! Our 2023 recruitment for the next round of CHI High School teachers begins September 1st. Watch for the announcement and share this information with the high school teachers, principals, and students in your community. 

Faculty Recognition

Jonathan Helmus, DSC, Associate Professor is assuming the position of Program Manager for the Master of Science Cybersecurity. 

Dr. Jon Helmus is an Offensive Security Engineer, Academic Professional, and Author with over 12 years of experience in cybersecurity and technology. He has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Masters of Cybersecurity with a focus in Penetration Testing, and a Doctorate in Computer Science. He is also currently attending Dakota State University for a Ph.D. in Cyber Operations. Much of his research within offensive security and academia has been on cloud computing. He has also given talks at multiple conferences and published papers and books on cloud computing and cybersecurity.


Cybersecurity students and recent graduates 

This survey is open to current CAE students as well as those who have graduated within the past 5 years.  The survey will take no more than 15 minutes to complete and is being conducted on behalf of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity (Cyber Florida) at the University of South Florida (USF). Your participation in this survey is voluntary and anonymous.

NSA Call For White Papers

The NSA works jointly with North Carolina State University (NCSU) and issues a call for white papers soliciting potential collaborators for the following calendar year. This year’s technical areas of interest include operationalizing artificial intelligence and machine learning; humanmachine teaming; and content triage. The Lab for Analytic Sciences will host office hours throughout July to address questions that potential collaborators may have. This year, white papers are due by Friday, 29 July. To learn more: Read the 2023 Call for White Papers (PDF). For details and to register for Collaborators Day, click here

Upcoming Events

STC Capstone Orientation

When: Thursday July 28th, 2022 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM 

Who: Any students who are interested in capstone preparation. 

WhereMS Teams Meeting 

What: Start your capstone prep now! 

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

Club Announcements

  • Cybersecurity Club

Anyone curious or interested in Cybersecurity is welcome to join! Meetings are held on Thursdays at 5:30 PDT via MS Teams. This summer’s meetings are focused on planning. 

There is no meeting this Thursday, July 28th. 

  • STC Tech Club

STC Tech Club meets every Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT) via Teams to provide tech-related learning opportunities, skill development, and networking. Students or faculty who would like to share their expertise or project, please contact Adrian Parker.

Click here to join. Everyone is invited! 

STC Tech Club Announcements

Career Center Resources

Deidre Grimes

Resume Building

Virtual Workshops/Conferences/Learning


AWS Free courses → AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials – Free sources

AWS Skill Builder → Security Learning Path – Free sources

Amazon Web Services (AWS) – AWS Online Tech Talks

AWS Online Tech Talks are very active, multiple talks each week over relevant cloud topics. If you can’t make a talk, check out their On-Demand Repository below!

AWS Tech Talks On-Demand

The STC Tech Club is proud to offer discounted vouchers for 50% off the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam. Please contact Adrian Parker if interested.

GitLab CI/CD recorded webcast GitLab| GitLab 

LibreFoodPantry Open-Source Project

STC TA Documentation for Setting up Environments

STC Tech Club Private Cloud Lab

Now HIRING! Please contact Adrian Parker if interested.


VP of Marketing

Web Administrator

  • Data Science Club

The Data Science Club would like to invite you to our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 4pm PDT. You can join our meetings using the link here or by scanning the QR code on the right. We will be covering various topics this quarter including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Please reach out to the club president, Mahathi Vucha, with any questions.

  • Google Developer Student Club

Click here for information about the Google Developer Student Club – City University of Seattle Chapter. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at

Tech Humor