National Cyber League Fall Team Forming

Hey Cybersecurity Students – If you are interested in honing your cybersecurity skills in a competitive environment and adding some hands on experience to your resume this is for you!

Our nationally ranked BU National Cyber League is gearing up for our fall season and we are looking for players.  Team members have a great time putting their skills to the test in both the individual and team events such as cryptography, password cracking, traffic and log analysis, web application security, and others.  We start our league soon so we are forming our team now.  You can find out about the league here https://www.nationalcyberleague.org  We’ll have practice sessions and you will compete in a preseason, individual, and team games.  Our season is starting now and runs through November 7th.  If interested contact Prof Rausch (drausch@bellevue.edu) for more information.  The College of Science and Technology is covering the entry fees so your only investment is your time.  We have a limited number of spots so let us know your interest now.  


Internships available through Handshake

Bellevue University has listings for a number of internships across the country using the Handshake systems.  There are currently 600 positions that have listed cybersecurity as a targeted major in the qualification area, so students to utilize the source.  There is more on Handshake here – https://www.bellevue.edu/student-support/career-services/job-postings

Students doing an internship may be able to receive elective credit for the position. Contact your advising coach for more information.


NSA 2021 Codebreaker Challenge is live!

The team at the NSA has announced the 2021 Codebreaker Challenge is now live! To get started, head over to nsa-codebreaker.org/register and sign up with your school email.

In this year’s challenge, you’ll detect and respond to a compromise in a Defense Industrial Base company’s network. Each task in this year’s challenge will require a range of skills. Network forensics, reverse engineering with Ghidra, vulnerability analysis, and exploitation are all in scope. You will need to call upon all of your technical expertise, your intuition, and your common sense.

New this year, the competition is piloting a Discord channel, giving access to a Community of Practice to help you get started. They will also host two technical talks this fall, giving competitors a chance to hear from some of NSA’s experts. Stay tuned!

Careers, Security Education

College Day at 2021 RSA Conference

Thursday, May 20th is College Day at the 2021 RSA Conference.
When students register, they’ll receive an All Access Pass valid for Thursday, May 20 that gives them access to more than 50 sessions and keynotes plus two tailored experiences just for them.  We believe this includes entrance into the Professional Development & Personnel Management Presentations and Networking Lounge, which is being hosted by Bellevue University’s Professor Ron Woerner.

Learn more and register at https://www.rsaconference.com/usa/the-experience/special-programs/college-day.


NSA hiring for cybersecurity positions

Students – NSA is hiring for cybersecurity positions, lots of info below.

NSA Cybersecurity is changing the cybersecurity game. Our directorate is charged with preventing and eradicating cyberthreats to National Security Systems, the Department of Defense, the Defense Industrial Base, weapons systems, and more.

You have the opportunity to be a part of this diverse team of problem solvers. We collaborate across industry and government in classified and unclassified spaces, working at cyberspeed to secure our Nation.

Learn more about us, watch this short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saRvhzZRgyc

If you enjoy creatively solving hard cyber problems, NSA Cybersecurity is the place for you. Check out our job openings:
• Cyber Mitigations Engineer/System Vulnerability Analyst (Cybersecurity Mission) – Entry to Experienced Level – https://apply.intelligencecareers.gov/job-description/1160093
• Digital Network Exploitation Analyst (Cybersecurity Mission) – Entry to Experienced Level – https://apply.intelligencecareers.gov/job-description/1155796
• Computer Network Analyst (Cybersecurity Mission) – Entry to Experienced Level – https://apply.intelligencecareers.gov/job-description/1160041
• Information System Security Professional (Cybersecurity Mission) – Entry to Experienced Level – https://apply.intelligencecareers.gov/job-description/1160096
• Systems Engineer (Cybersecurity Mission) – Entry/Experienced – https://apply.intelligencecareers.gov/job-description/1160076

When applying remember to include relevant coursework, projects, clubs and any tools and languages learned in your STEM studies.


Professor Karla Carter Participates in Congressional Visits Day

Professor Karla Carter had a great opportunity to participate in this year’s virtual Congressional Visits Day through an opportunity put together by IEEE-USA, https://insight.ieeeusa.org/articles/ieee-usa-opens-2021-cvvd/ . When asked about the opportunity Professor Carter really stressed the need of building career opportunities for STEM graduates.

I’m excited that IEEE-USA put together this opportunity for STEM-interested voters to meet with our congressional representatives to discuss how STEM legislation affects our local area and state. While I am meeting as an individual citizen, my membership as one of 516 in the Nebraska section of IEEE and my position as a cybersecurity professor at Bellevue University add dimension to the conversation. As the workplace requires more technical knowledge it’s important to have STEM graduates who have a wide range of career opportunities available to them locally so they may contribute to our society and economy – and keep Nebraska strong. Cybersecurity, especially, is something that touches upon all areas of life, public and private, so legislation that promotes investment in cybersecurity infrastructure and defenses at all levels is essential.