I'm a CyberSecurity undergraduate part of a great program called the U. S. CyberCorps Scholarship for Service. The program helps students studying in information assurance related fields with tuition aid and professional benefits, provided the student promises their expertise to aid the U. S. Federal Government. Recently (this week) the program held a job fair in Washington D. C. for the students. Over 40 agencies occupied booths at the fair/symposium. The main objective was to identify potential students and expose them to information security related positions. Even before I was selected for the program, I held a vested interest in information security. Likewise, I had some previous application/interviewing experience for information security related internships. I wanted to take some time and outline my experience, and perhaps create a quick bulleted list for those seeking assistance with finding similar internships.
I used to be a big gamer, playing mostly online multi-player games. When I started high school a friend of mine showed me a browser based game, let's call it game X. (I don't want to name the game as some of my memories are not exactly held in good taste.) The game (mostly click-based) wasn't much fun and couldn't hold my attention for more than 10 minutes at a time. However, what did find my attention was various ways to exploit both the game mechanics and community. I was young, and mischievous.Read More
This past weekend a few classmates and I competed in the North East CCDC regional at the University of Maine. First of all we live in New Jersey, driving to Maine was quite a trip, but never-the-less we had a great time. You can find a ton of information about the CCDC, but as a quick introduction: you, as a team of 6-8 students take over a small corporate network which is being attacked by a professional team of penetration testers, all the while your CEO is asking you to implement new technologies he saw at conferences or on TV. The CEO is fake, the company is fake, the attacks are real. Fun.Read More