On April 7th, the ISACA Omaha chapter is hosting its annual spring seminar. This will be held at Bellevue University in the MASB Symposium Room. See the above link for full details, this is a great opportunity to keep up to date on current topics as well as network with local cybersecurity professionals.
As a bonus to students, the chapter is offering 1 free entrance for a Bellevue University student to attend. Interested individuals should contact Ron Woerner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for the Spring 2022 Virtual Career Fair is open! The event will occur on Thursday, March 31st, from 12 – 4 pm CDT in our online job platform, Handshake. Students will be able to meet with employers in live synchronous group or 1:1 sessions. We currently have over 30 employers participating in the fair with various job and internship opportunities nationwide. The career fair is ideal for all current job seekers and upcoming and recent graduates. To attend the Career Fair, students will need to log in to Handshake and register for the event. An overview video on how to utilize Handshake’s Virtual Career Fair Platform along with the Career Fair registration link is available on the Career Fair page. For questions about the career fair, reach out to Career Services at email@example.com.
If you are in the Omaha area and looking for a great cybersecurity and hacker conference be sure and attend Kernelcon taking place from March 30th to April 2nd. Two days of preconference workshops are followed by a jam-packed agenda. Joe Grand will be the keynote on the first day of the conference. He was formerly a technological juvenile delinquent, member of legendary hacker group L0pht Heavy Industries, co-host of Discovery Channel’s Prototype This, and DEFCON’s original electronic badge designer. He has been creating, exploring, and manipulating electronic systems since the 1980s. The day 2 keynote will be Jen Easterly who is the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Ms. Easterly was nominated by President Biden in April 2021 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 2021. As Director, Ms. Easterly leads CISA’s efforts to understand, manage, and reduce risk to the cyber and physical infrastructure Americans rely on every day.
Our nationally ranked BU National Cyber League is gearing up for our spring season and we are looking for players. The competition is called a capture the flag as you are using various cybersecurity skills to find ‘flags’ or hidden items of information. The challenges may have to do with open source intelligence, scanning, enumeration and exploitation, log and traffic analysis, wireless security, cryptography, forensics, and web application security. Prior experience is not a necessity and in fact this is a great way to bring together many of the aspects of what you have learned through the program. There will be an individual preseason event and an individual and team orientated competitions. You can participate online regardless of your location. You should plan on committing several hours a week (at least 4-8) to competing and training. Competitions usually go over a weekend and are done as an open time block. You need to be able to put in at least 6-8 hours of time during that block (plan on dedicating a day or more for a competition). You can find out more about the league here https://www.nationalcyberleague.org
Our practice game starts on March 28th and runs for a week to give you a chance to try out the various challenges. The individual game starts April 8th and the team game starts April 22nd. Both the individual and team games run for about three days.
The College of Science and Technology will pay for registration of a limited number of players so if you are interested and ready to dedicate some time contact Professor Rausch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve all heard there is a cyber skills gap, but what does that really mean? What can be done about it? Professor Karla Carter speaks with Perry Carpenter as part of an impressive line-up of industry experts to dissect this issue. Well worth a listen, or two.
The Fall 2021 Career Fair is October 21st on Handshake. Gavilon, Lincoln Electric Systems, and Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) have selected Cybersecurity majors as a target audience for them. There may be more as employers can register until 10/18.
NDCS will also be attending the Pop Up Employer fair on campus Tuesday, October 12th
Local employers will be “Popping Up” all around BRUIN Plaza (courtyard by Humanities Building) with FT, PT, & Internship opportunities on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 11 am – 1 pm CDT. Students may find more information on Handshake at https://bellevue.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/28182.
The Fall 2021 Virtual Career Fair is two weeks away! The event will occur on Thursday, October 21st, from 12 – 4 pm CDT in our online job platform, Handshake. Students will be able to meet with employers in live synchronous group or 1:1 sessions. We currently have 36 employers participating in the fair with various job and internship opportunities nationwide. Career Services would appreciate it if you would share this information with your students. The career fair is ideal for all current job seekers and upcoming and recent graduates. To attend the Career Fair, students will need to login to Handshake and register for the event. An overview video on how to utilize Handshake’s Virtual Career Fair Platform along with the Career Fair registration link is available on the Career Fair page.