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.
This weekend I gave a turbo-talk at NYU's Courant Splash!. cSplash is a math and science festival for high school students. I arrived at the event a bit early and spent some time talking to past teachers. I was really interested in whether the students were receptive of some of the advanced topics given in math and science. I had never given a presentation to high school students so I wasn't sure if they'd participate. As it turns out, some of the students signed up for the festival themselves, as opposed to my miss-conception that their respective school had registered them. (I wish I was that motivated in high school.)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