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The Fall 2018 ITM Student Handbooks are here!

August 15th, 2018 Comments off

Spring ’18 Faculty Meeting & Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award

May 15th, 2018 Comments off

Billy Pappademetriou receives the 2018 Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award The Information Technology and Management Faculty held their Spring 2018 faculty meeting at Lee Wing Wah in Chicago’s Chinatown on May 7, 2018. A highlight of the meeting was the awarding of the 2018 Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award. Named in honor and memory of the first full-time ITM faculty member, the Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award honors an outstanding adjunct faculty member. This year’s recipient is Vasilios “Billy” Pappademetriou. As the key instructor for ITM 301, Billy introduces every first-year ITM student into the fundamentals of not only hardware and operating systems but the IT profession as well.

Jeff Kimont was a founding faculty member in Information Technology and Management and shaped the application development curriculum of the program. A BSEE graduate of Midwest College of Engineering (now part of IIT and the foundation of the Rice Campus in Wheaton), Jeff earned his Master of Computer Science at  North Central College and a Masters Certificate in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After retiring from Bell Labs, he became the first full-time faculty member in Information Technology and Management but later left that role to pursue a full-time career as a lead software developer. A jazz musician as well as a talented coder and teacher, Jeff was the father of four. He passed away due to cancer at the age of 58 in 2013.

Previous winners of the Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award include Jason Lambert, Dennis Hood, and Shawn Davis. (Photo by Angie Jarka.)

 

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ITM Department honors Spring 2018 Graduates

May 15th, 2018 Comments off

2018 ITM Student Award Winners

Student Awards for Spring 2018 were presented at the ITM Student Awards Luncheon on May 7, 2018. The following awards were presented:

  • Outstanding Master of Cyber Forensics and Security curriculum graduate: John Siergiej
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Computer & Information Security specialization graduate: Alexandre Florent Pierre Buisson-Chavot
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Data Management specialization graduate: Moein Mayeh
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Digital Systems Technology specialization graduate: Nour Al-Habash
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management IT Management & Entrepreneurship specialization graduate: Gabriel Garcia Ardiles
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Information Technology Infrastructure specialization graduate: Mohnish Anand
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Management Information Systems specialization graduate: Sumit Anand Asati
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Software Development specialization graduate: Harsh Jagdishkumar Patel
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Web Design & App Development specialization graduate: Christopher Montufar
  • Outstanding Bachelor of Information Technology and Management First Year Student: Zachary Fleck
  • Outstanding Bachelor of Information Technology and Management graduate completing the transfer curriculum: Jaina Parekh
  • Outstanding Bachelor of Information Technology and Management graduate completing the First Year Student curriculum: Daniel Kolodziej

Congratulations to these outstanding graduates. The awardees received a framed certificate and a medallion to be worn with their cap and gown at commencement.

Spring 2018 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes!

October 24th, 2017 Comments off

The Spring 2018 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes are now available to assist undergraduates with their Spring 2018 course selection and planning.  Also available to assist in your course planning is the Pop course browser from ITM alum Eric Tendian: https://pop.weclarify.com/spring2018.html.
Spring 2018 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes: http://www.itm.iit.edu/data/Spring2018ITMUndergraduateAdvisingNotes.pdf

Conference Week for ITM

October 4th, 2017 Comments off

The ITM Department Office will be closed on and off this week, because nearly everyone who works there will be away at conferences.

Amber Chatellier and Angela Jarka are representing the 2018 Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) Conference at the Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, FL, sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute. Named for computing pioneer and U.S. Navy Admiral Grace Hopper, the celebration is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, with over 18,000 in attendance this year. As the hosting Logistics Committee for WiCyS, Amber and Angela will be seeing sponsors and potential attendees for the WiCyS Conference to be held at the Hilton Chicago March 23rd and 24th, 2018.

ITM Associate Chair Industry Professor Ray Trygstad, Industry Associate Professor Jeremy Hajek, and Senior Lecturer Dr. Yong Zheng will represent Illinois Tech at the 2017 ACM Special Interest Group in Information Technology Education (SIGITE)/Research in Information Technology (RIIT) Conference in Rochester, NY. Ray is a member of the ACM SIGITE Executive Committee and will represent the School of Applied Technology as a Gold Sponsor of the conference. Jeremy and Yong will present papers co-authored with ITM students at the RIIT Conference.

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ITM Department and C2SAFE to host Women in Cyber Security 2018

October 4th, 2017 Comments off

The Department of Information Technology and Management and the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education are pleased to announce that we will host the Fifth Annual Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) Conference. This National Science Foundation funded event will be held March 23 through March 24, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago. It is the mission of WiCyS to bring together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry from across the United States. The event is exclusively designed as the forum for speakers and guests to exchange knowledge, experience, networking, and mentoring to raise interest in the field of cybersecurity. We will be seeking volunteers to assist with the conference and to meet arriving delegates at the airports later this fall.

ITM Associate Chair Ray Trygstad will serve as conference co-chair, while Amber Chatellier and Angela Jarka of the ITM Department comprise the conference logistics staff.

New New York regulations will drive cybersecurity advances

September 27th, 2017 Comments off

New regulations on cybersecurity have been published by the New York State Department of Financial Services. 23 NYCRR Part 500 will have a major impact on American business as it has serious requirements and mandates for all financial services companies doing business in New York state–which of course are almost all of them. A good article on the topic is is at https://digitalguardian.com/blog/what-nydfs-cybersecurity-regulation-new-cybersecurity-compliance-requirement-financial. Significant requirements include:

  • Policy & Program: Covered entities must instate and maintain a documented cybersecurity policy, and adopt a robust cybersecurity program, by August 28, 2017.
  • CISO: Designate a qualified Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to oversee and implement the cybersecurity program and enforce policy.
    • The CISO must submit a written report annually to the Board of Directors and an annual compliance certification to the Department of Financial Services.
  • Data encryption: Organizations must enact controls, including encryption of sensitive data, depending on the outcome of a risk assessment.
  • Continuous monitoring: Covered entities must continuously monitor cybersecurity functionality OR conduct annual penetration testing and bi-annual assessments.
  • Enhanced multi-factor authentication: Covered institutions must employ multi-factor authentication for all inbound connections to the entity’s network.
  • Incident reporting: Covered entities must document and report all cybersecurity events.

Free AITP Student Membership Yields Great Benefits!

September 6th, 2017 Comments off

AITP LogoStudent Membership in the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is now free since their merger with CompTIA. Among the significant benefits provided to student members is 33% to 60% savings on CompTIA exam vouchers & training products, but there are many more including great networking opportunities. Chicago has one of the largest AITP Chapters in the country and is very active. This costs NOTHING and every ITM student should sign up for their free student membership at https://www.aitp.org/join-now/Register/Student/ and then sign onto the Chicago Chapter email list at http://aitpchicago.com/membership/join-aitp-mailing-list-only/.

How much do you know about cybersecurity?

August 31st, 2017 Comments off

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Take the Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz from Pew Research! Then see how you did in comparison with a nationally representative group of 1,055 randomly selected adult internet users surveyed online between June 17 and June 27, 2016.
http://www.pewinternet.org/quiz/cybersecurity-knowledge/

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ITM Student Handbooks for Fall 2017 Posted

August 16th, 2017 Comments off

ITM Student Handbooks for Fall 2017 have been posted and are available for students.
ITM Undergraduate Student Handbook
http://itm.iit.edu/data/ITMUndergraduateStudentHandbookFall2017.pdf
ITM Graduate Student Handbook
http://itm.iit.edu/data/ITMGraduateStudentHandbookFall2017.pdf