Morgan 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!
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 (cisse.info) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The International Dyslexia Association, Washington State Branch presents Experience Dyslexia. Click here to register for free.
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.
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
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:
For more information about each role, please contact Dan Montague
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.
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!
Note: Coming in January. A Workshop on building and configuring your own Firewall…details to follow.
GitLab CI/CD recorded webcast
STC TA documentation for setting up environments
PuPPy meets once a month at one of the branches of the Seattle Public Library. The location will be announced on meetup.com 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
Puppeteer (Google Product) Node library
Playwright (Microsoft Product) end-to-end web app testing
Oracle CloudWorld September 18-21, 2023. Register here.
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.
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.