Message From Leadership

Morgan Zantua, Center for Cybersecurity Innovation Program Director

Are you familiar with the “Golden Rule”? This rule: Do unto others, as you wish to be done unto” is taught in Western and Eastern religious/philosophical traditions and asks us to treat others as we would want to be treated. This sounds simple enough but, I am not sure the Golden Rule is sufficient.

Consider the Platinum Rule. Which states to treat people as they wish to be treated. Are we providing you with what you need to be successful? This is an on-going dialogue. Please let us know.

My Platinum Rule: I want to be kept informed and be provided with resources. I translate this as providing you, all STC students, opportunities to learn about and embed security into your STC education.

What is your Platinum Rule about security education? Let me know: Email – Morgan Zantua.

The first five people to email me their Platinum Rule about Security Education (50 word minimum) will receive a $10 gift card (Amazon or Starbucks)

One last note: here are two events taking place the first day of Spring Quarter:

NUARI Tabletop

NICE pre-conference

Does this meet your Platinum Rule?

Career Tips

3 Resume Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Job Application

More often than not, the initial review of an application is a fast, skim of an applicant’s potential; however, employers are trying to find the perfect candidate over a sea of many. So, decisions are quickly made. You first want to make sure your resume is not only easy to read, but also engaging with the employer.

There can be many mistakes one can make when creating a resume, but there are a few that are not as obvious; avoid these common resume mistakes. If you wish to know more view full article here.

For more information and advice about tech careers check out ACM Career News.


Upcoming Events

New Tech Seattle March 2023 Meet-Up

Join us today, March 9th, for New Tech Seattle’s next meet-up.

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. For more information about tonight click here.

For free admission use Promo Code: Vanilla – RSVP Now!


CAE Community March Meet-Up

This is a monthly meeting and a new registration form must be submitted prior to each meeting.

CAE Community Virtual Monthly Meet-Up is on March 14, 2023, 9:00 am PST. 

Click HERE to register.

NCAE Cybergames

NCAE Cybergames is open to register students and teams. Students can sign up solo or with a team – no need for faculty involvement.  

The first Northwest game is March 11! Sign Up Now!

NUARI Table Top Exercise

NUARI Table Top Exercise (TTX) will be held on April 3rd, 2023 from 3:00 – 8:00 PDT.

Scenario Overview: An advanced persistent threat (APT) targets Business A using malware and a supply-chain attack, impacting terminal operations, disrupting administrative and logistical capabilities, and compromising confidentiality, integrity, and/or access of Business A data and IT assets. This 3 module exercise has been designed in collaboration with the Space ISAC in Colorado Springs.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in TTXs and be exposed to Cybersecurity core functions. This is a beginner friendly event – everyone is welcome!

Register HERE before March 23rd.

College Cloud Career Day

Experience a College Cloud Career Day together with Computing for All, Northeastern University, and City University of Seattle. At the AWS Skills Center in Seattle.

This event is free and open to all college students. Save the date and reserve a spot here.

Bsides Seattle 2023
Bsides Seattle is back this year in Redmond on May 20, 2023!
Bsides is a community based conference for individuals in or interested in Information Security. Founded in 2012, Bsides Seattle continues to provide space for the open sharing of ideas, concepts and debates. A place where security geeks of all ages, all levels of learning, all walks of life can bring their true selves and learn amazing things. For more information and to sign up click here.
When: Saturday, May 20, 2023 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM PST
Where: Building 92, 15010 NE 36th St, Redmond 98052, WA

2023 NICE Conference and Expo

The National Initiative for CyberSecurity’s education holds its national conference from June 5-7.  The NICE Conference will be held in Seattle, WA. 

Register now for early bird pricing!

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.

Meeting time:  Fridays at 3:00 PDT via MS Teams


NCL – Join the competition – starting January 30th 2023.

Registration ends March 17th. Contact Greg Surber: if you want to join CityU’s NCL Team. Initial cost is $35 – active participation will receive partial compensation. 

Women in Cybersecurity

Women in

City University of Seattle has just created a new WiCyS student chapter! April’s meeting is TBD. WiCyS is an inclusive group – everyone is welcome and invited to join!

Click here to view more information and contact Melissa Lee to be added to the Chapter’s MS Team. 

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!

Career Center

Deirdre Grimes

Resume Building

Virtual Workshops/Conferences/Learning/Open Source Projects

STC TA documentation for setting up environments

AWS Skill Builder – Free sources

AWS Free courses – Free sources

Microsoft Dev Essentials


team’23 Join us live in Las Vegas or digitally from anywhere as Team ’23 returns April 18–20, 2023. For a limited time, save more than 50% off your pass!

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

STC Tech Club Private Cloud Lab MS Teams link

Now HIRING! Please contact if interested.

VP of Marketing

Become a valued member of the STC teaching assistant or student worker community. These work roles provide practical work experience, additional opportunities to learn, build your skills and your resume. Additional benefits include working closely with faculty and fellow students as you build your own personal professional network. There are multiple openings for Student Assistant, School of Technology and Computing

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 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.

Please reach out to the club president, Mahathi Vucha, with any questions.

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