Message From Leadership

Morgan Zantua, Executive Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Innovation

Twenty-five years ago, while working as a consultant-trainer for a state-wide initiative, I developed a motivational model to help people reinstate a suspended driver’s license. In my course, I used the analogy that you had to be able to drive your C3A3R3  to achieve success. I discovered this model worked beyond reinstating a suspended driver’s license. This model applied to life in general. These nine words and the C3A3R3 model will support your success in the 21st century.

The C words one must demonstrate are:

Confidence: the ability to present your knowledge in a way others trust and will work with you.

Competence: this represents your knowledge base – you must keep current on the changing technology.

Communication: strong verbal and writing skills to impart your work in small groups and to larger audiences.

The A words are:

Accountability: now more than ever, we work in teams. As a team member you must be accountable to your teammates and deliver your work on time and with quality.

Attitude: Attitude broadcasts who you are. Do you show up with a positive frame of mind, eager to learn, work, and contribute?

Appearance: Depending upon where you are in the world, dress code varies. Now appearance is defined as – do you appear in your meetings and at work engaged? Or are you spending more time on your phone?

Finally, the R words are:

Responsibility: do you demonstrate leadership in team meetings, do you contribute to all levels of the project? at work.

Reliability – do you complete your assignments on time, with quality? At STC you receive a grade for your work, in the business world, you get a raise, a promotion, or recognition.

Respect: is defined by “admiration and regard.” We all want respect. Respect is earned by demonstrating giving respect to other and by actualizing the C3A3R3  model. Does this model work for you? I would like to know. It worked for over 1,000 people in the 1990’s. Is it relevant today? Feel free to email me and share your thoughts.

Faculty Recognition

Congratulations to  Farzin Bahadori for starting a new full-time position with Intel. 

Congratulations to Andre Idlebird for passing the Test Out Ethical Hacking Certification exam aligned IS 468 Ethical Hacking.


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

Check out the New Human Centered Artificial Intelligence (HCAI) Research Group 

Meeting Schedule:  Every Monday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST – Join here. For more information, click here.

Upcoming Events

Summer 2022 Invited Talk 

Presenter: Leon Yen – Technical Program Manager at Google

When: July 14th, 2022 at 4:30 PDT

Where: MS Teams

Missed out on an Invited Talk or Tech Talk?

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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

Cybersecurity Club Announcements

Cybersecurity Club is recruiting officers for the upcoming quarter. Please reach out to Tyler Thomas or Will Forde if interested or with any questions.

  • 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 Skill Builder – Free sources

AWS Free courses – Free sources

Atlassians Developer Day 

Web App Testing

Puppeteer (Google Product) Node library

Playwright (Microsoft Product) end-to-end web app testing

GitLab CI/CD recorded webcast GitLab| GitLab 

STC TA Documentation for Setting up Environments

STC Tech Club Private Cloud Lab

Now HIRING! Please contact Adrian Parker if interested.


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  • 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

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