WiCyS Call for Participation is now OPEN!

September 1, 2020 author: Comments off

WiCyS ParticipationReady to share knowledge and experience with students, educators, researchers and professionals at the next Women in Cybersecurity WiCyS Conference in 2021 in AURORA, CO on March 25-27, 2021? The four tracks this year are Today’s Technology and Challenges, Looking Ahead, Best Practices, and Career Development. The conference itself offers technical workshops, student poster competitions, panel discussions and lightning talks, among a bevy of other opportunities. Accepted proposals will receive ONE complimentary registration per accepted proposal. You do not need to be a WiCyS member to submit a proposal or be accepted to participate at WiCyS 2021.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS NOVEMBER 1. Acceptance notification is January 4, 2021. Submit your proposal at https://easychair.org/cfp/WiCyS2021.

WiCyS Conference Support Applications Now Open

September 1, 2020 author: Comments off

WiCyS 2021Happy September 1st or in COVID-19 times… March 185th! We’re pleased to announce that Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) has their #WiCyS2021 applications for scholarships, grants, and fellowship awards OPEN! This opportunity is what WiCyS lives for… to pay it forward ❤️
Apply here: www.wicys.org/scholarships-grants-and-fellowship-awards

Post-Quantum Cryptography

September 1, 2020 author: Comments off

Quantum computing is expected to change the face of cybersecurity. What is the quantum threat to  public key #cryptography? Over in the CNSP #blogCSNP COO and co-founder Emily Stamm shares the current state of post-quantum cryptography. Read it here: https://lnkd.in/gPWeSVx

Post Quantum Crypto

Great Problems, Great Minds Seminar Series

September 1, 2020 author: Comments off

This new seminar series from the Department of Social Sciences at Illinois Tech is designed to explore the major problems facing humanity as we move into the heart of the 21st century. At a technical school, we often forget that humans play a major role in shaping the implementation of every technical solution that is developed and applied. Major problems faced by society include climate change, food security, energy security, education, poverty, and disease, all of which have partial solutions that have been opposed by segments of society. As we have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, a simple solution like a mask doesn’t work if people don’t accept it.

Tune in for the start of the series on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and catch the rest of the schedule here: https://lnkd.in/eTFfxTE

Job Opportunities at the ITA Talent Portal

September 1, 2020 author: Comments off

ITA Talent Portal
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Talent Portal has great opportunities posted by ITA members – new positions added weekly! Discover your next big opportunity in Chicago. This an be your guide to bold Chicago tech careers. Click the graphic above or for full details go to https://itatalentportal.com/.

1871 Tech Challenge!

September 1, 2020 author: Comments off

1871 Tech Challenge
1871’s Tech Challenge,  Thursday & Friday, October 15 – 16 offers a great opportunity for students to sharpen their coding skills and gain a pathway forward into a career in technology. The 1871 Tech Challenge, presented by State Farm, will continue to connect, inspire, and strengthen the extraordinary talents of students. For full details click the graphic above or go to https://1871.com/tech-challenge/.

New Student Information for ITM Department

August 19, 2020 author: Comments off

New Student Information documents for students in the Department of Information Technology and Management are now available online. What is our student information? In many senses, this is like a syllabus for the Department; and like a syllabus, the goal is to answer your questions before you think to ask them. Odds are if you’ve never read these, your first response as you read will be “Huh, I always wondered how that worked.” They also have a complete Faculty and Staff Directory which has pictures! These contain much of the material previously located in the ITM Student Handbooks, which have been discontinued. Material on writing research papers has been moved into the ITM Guidelines for preparation of scholarly papers and papers for publication which is now referenced and linked from the Student Information publications; we think you’ll find it really useful as well. All of these documents can be downloaded here or through our ITM Student Resources page at http://itm.iit.edu/StudentResources/.

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ACM SIGITE 2020 Virtual Conference

August 12, 2020 author: Comments off


The 21st Annual Conference on IT Education will be held VIRTUALLY from October 7th through 9th, 2020. Sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on IT Education (SIGITE), the conference is hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Information Science & Technology. Registration for ACM SIGITE Members is $50, $10 for Student/Research Scholars, and free for Community College Faculty K-12 Educators. This is the premier conference for the information technology academic discipline and  as a virtual conference, provides everyone with an opportunity to attend without travel or hotel expenses. Professor Hajek and his students have had three papers accepted for presentation, Professor Zheng and his students have one full paper, one big idea and three posters accepted, and Professor Stolley has a poster session as well. The theme of the SIGITE conference this year is “Technology on a Human Scale”. It is a combination of Programming, Human Computer Interaction, Networking, Databases, and Web Technologies with an overarching security component. More at http://cist.unomaha.edu/SIGITE2020.

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Nice Conference and Expo: Students Attend Free!

August 10, 2020 author: Comments off

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference and Expo in November 2020 will be virtual and online this year, and registration for students is free! The annual NICE Conference and Expo brings together thought leaders from industry, government, academia, and non-profit organizations to address the community’s cybersecurity education, training, and workforce needs. This year’s conference, hosted by Florida International University and New America will host over 30 presentations, 40 professional exhibitors, and a projected 800+ attendees.

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. The mission of NICE is to energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. NICE fulfills this mission by coordinating with government, academic, and industry partners to build on existing successful programs, facilitate change and innovation, and bring leadership and vision to increase the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals helping to keep our nation secure.

For more information go to https://www.niceconference.org/.

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Centers for Academic Excellence Virtual Career Fair

August 10, 2020 author: Comments off


The 4th annual CAE in Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair, sponsored by National Cybersecurity Training and Education (NCyTE) Center and the National Science Foundation, is right around the corner! This career fair brings together students and alumni from over 300 institutions across the Nation designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity with employers offering internships, temporary, part-time, and full-time employment. This year, the CAE Virtual Career Fair will take place on September 4th, 2020, from 9am to 1pm Pacific Time.
Each year, the number of undergraduate and graduate students and alumni participating in this event continues to grow. Participants come from a variety of disciplines, including cybersecurity, security studies, computer science, engineering, math, physics, policy, and project management. Students from CAEs in Research (CAE-R), Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), and Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) are invited to participate for FREE. The ITM Department, through our Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education, has been a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education since 2016.

Students and alumni can submit resumes before the virtual career fair begins to allow employers to view resumes before the career fair. Students will also have the ability to build their profiles within the environment to ensure success. Students can participate in a series of workshops leading up to the CAE Virtual Career Fair to help them build their resume and interview skills.

For more information and to register, please visit www.caecommunity.org.

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