Message From Leadership

Morgan ZantuaMorgan Zantua, Executive Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Innovation

Congratulations! It’s Week 9 and you are in the home stretch of completing assignments, team presentations and capstones. We are all looking forward to the winter break. Over the holiday break consider exploring meditation, if you are not already meditating. 

I began meditating in my twenties and experienced the benefits from the beginning. Over the years I have sampled multiple styles and forms of meditation and have reduced my stress levels, increased my ability to focus, and experienced the health benefits documented by researchers.  

Early in my meditative journey I came across an old Zen saying, “You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.”  Interesting. And true. 

If you are entirely new to meditation, here is a high-level overview of the different meditative techniques. Select a style of meditation and stick with it over the winter break. It takes 30 days to create a new habit. Over the break, I am exploring Drawing Meditation. 

What form of meditation will you experience? 

Have a great winter break – after all assignments are turned in! 


Will Longman, CISO, Blue Origin

Mr. Longman received The Colloquium for System Security Educators (CISSE) annual award for the Industry Leader in 2022. In its 22 year award history, Will is the first Industry Leader to receive this acknowledgement from this academic organization for his support on  the NSA funded Cybersecurity High-School Innovations (CHI) Grant. Will Longman ( and his team of cybersecurity professionals developed an exceptional Phishing curriculum compromising of 10 modules for the use of high school cybersecurity teachers. The curriculum will be provided free to educators through CLARK, Cybersecurity Labs and Resource Knowledge-base, which is a platform for building and sharing free cybersecurity curricula.


Monolith is headquartered in Lincoln, NE, is excited to announce its search for a Cybersecurity Intern. Click here to apply for the internship.

Women in Cloud – Career Move

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Accenture – Direct Recruiter Access

2023 Future Computing Summer Internship

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 8-week internship opportunity.  

The FCSI will focus on High Performance Computing (HPC), a field critical to national security, discovery, and technological innovation. This internship experience is ideal for students who will be completing their junior year (Spring 2024 graduates), and is well-suited for students in math, computer science, computer engineering, or related STEM fields.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please click here

WiCyS 2023

Women in CyberSecurity is holding their annual conference on March 16-18 2023 in Denver, Colorado!

Students MUST apply for a WiCyS scholarship to attend the conference (there is no general WiCyS 2023 registration for students) and have to be a current WiCyS student member to apply. For more information and to apply for a scholarship 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.

Upcoming Events

School of Technology and Computing Applied Research Symposium – Fall 2022

Hosted by CityU’s Center for Cybersecurity Innovation and School of Technology and Computing (STC), the Applied Research Symposium is open to faculty, professionals, and students from any discipline, university, or professional organization.  At the end of each quarter, any students who would like to share their projects including capstone courses will present their outcomes. This symposium will provide opportunities for students, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the influence and impact of the applied computing on the future of our planet and our society. 

For more information about the presenters and the event click here.

When: Thursday, December 8th 2022 

Time: 4:30 – 5:30PM PDT

Where: MS Teams

Experience Dyslexia

The International Dyslexia Association, Washington State Branch presents Experience Dyslexia. Click here to register for free. 

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.

Club Announcements

Cybersecurity Club

Anyone curious or interested in Cybersecurity is welcome to join! The club is also open to alumni, we encourage all current and future alumni to attend the meetings.

We have launched our Breach of the Week program! Each week, one club member presents a breach or aspect of current cyber events to the club in 3-5 minutes. This is a great opportunity to practice presentation skills and gain
constructive feedback.

Meetings are held on Thursdays at 5:30 PDT via MS Teams. Fall meetings are focused on restarting the cybersecurity club, beginning with filling open leadership positions. 

Cybersecurity Club open roles are:

  • VP of Operations 
  • VP of Administration/Secretary

For more information about each role, please contact Dan Montague

Cybersecurity Resources

Cybersecurity Hub Events

Competitions & Challenges
Advent of Cyber 2022 – TryHackMe

Get started with Cyber Security in 24 days. It’s not too late to start! Learn the basics and complete a new, beginner-friendly security exercise every day leading up to Christmas. It’s an advent calendar but with security challenges instead of chocolate! Plus there are prizes!

All exercises in Advent of Cyber follow a fun Christmas story. This year, the elf McSkidy needs your help to investigate a serious breach and test all remaining systems for security flaws. For more information and to register – click here.

2022 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge & KringleCon

Join the global cybersecurity community in its most festive cyber security challenge and virtual conference of the year. The SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is a FREE series of super fun, high-quality, hands-on cybersecurity challenges. The SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is for all skill levels, with a stellar prize at the end for the best of the best entries. For more information click here.


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 ParkerClick here to join. Everyone is invited!

Note: Coming in January.  A Workshop on building and configuring your own Firewall…details to follow.  

Career Resources

Career Center – Deirdre Grime

AWS Resources

AWS QwikLabs
AWS Workshops
Security Learning Path
AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

Microsoft Resources

Microsoft Learn: documentation, hands-on training, and certifications
Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
Microsoft Dev Essentials
Create Low-Code MR Apps with Power Apps

GitLab Sources

GitLab CI/CD recorded webcast STC TA documentation for setting up environments

Open Source Projects

LibreFoodPantry Open-Source Project

Programming resources

Puget Sound Programming Python (PuPPy)

PuPPy meets once a month at one of the branches of the Seattle Public Library. The location will be announced on in the above link.

Note: PuPPy meet this Thursday, December 8th at 5:30 PM at the Capitol Hill Branch – The Seattle Public Library 425 Harvard Ave E · Seattle, WA

Web app testing

Puppeteer (Google Product) Node library

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


Oracle CloudWorld September 18-21, 2023. Register here.

STC Tech Club Announcements

The STC Tech Club is proud to announce we are providing vouchers for 50% discounts on the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam. Please contact Adrian Parker if interested.


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. We will be covering various topics this quarter including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Take a look at our Fall Quarter Calendar to see more

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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