IASA Event: A Primer to Cyber Defense and Incident Response

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Dear students,

We wanted to let you knowIASA Tomasz Bania Talk – Flyer about our next IASA event this Friday Oct 23 at 5:30pm in Roosevelt Room 6. Our IA alumnus, former president of IASA, and now Global Cyber Security Lead for HP, Tomasz Bania, will provide a rare glimpse into the rapidly growing landscape of Cyber Defense, presenting on topics including the organization of a Cyber Defense Center, Context Analysis, Subtle Pattern Detection,and of course, Q&A!  As part of the presentation, he will run through an incident response tabletop exercise with attendees as well as do a demo on simple collection of IoC’s (Indicators of Compromise) from malware samples.

Bio: Tomasz Bania is a Global Cyber Security Lead for Hewlett Packard at the HP Cyber Defense Center in Palo Alto, California. Tomasz holds multiple Industry Certifications in Vulnerability Management and Information Security and earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance with a concentration in Network Security at Eastern Michigan University. Tomasz is a former President of the Information Assurance Student Association at EMU and organized the Information Security Assurance Challenge at Eastern Michigan University in 2014.
You really don’t want to miss this talk. I’ve also included a flyer that contains more details.
Samir Tout, Ph.D., PMP, GIAC-GREM, ITIL, TOGAF
Professor of Information Assurance
School of Information Security & Applied Computing (SISAC)
206 F Roosevelt Hall
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti MI 48197 USA
Phone: 734.487.4906
E-mail: stout@emich.edu

Job Opportunities at AE&E

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

FYI

Xiangdong Sean Che, PhD, CISSP, Assistant Professor
School of Information Security and Applied Computing
College of Technology, Eastern Michigan University
206G Roosevelt, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
On 10/12/15 4:18 PM, David Demerest wrote:
Sean, thank you very much! Here it is:Help Desk

 

About AE&E:

The mission at AE&E Corporation is to ensure you never question the security o rreliability of your technology. Work for a company with a strong mission and purpose, one that enables its employees to work smarter and faster with the useof advanced technology.

 

About the Job:

Company is a high level IT firm looking for a truly talented team member. The small business support division is in need of a server support person who is looking for a long lasting career with multiple advancement options.  Anyone wanting to enter the information security industry that has strong administration background would be a great fit for this position. This job entails independent remote/onsite desktop support for our clients. This involves Exchange, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and general Windows Server 2003/2008 configuration and administration. Along with this is the ability to setup and support backups, security software, and achievement of other technology operation related objectives. Requested but not required skills involve VoIP experience, penetration testing, and project management abilities.

 

What’s in it for you:

 

*Experience with cutting edge technology

* Paid certification achievement

*Immediate health benefits

*Flexible telecommuting abilities

* Pay for performance bonus structure

*Security Industry experience

* Career advancement opportunities

 

 

Typical Job Duties:

 

*Monitor clients’ network and computing infrastructure

* Manage patch deployment

* Create scripts to automate common tasks

*Provide remote technical support with occasional on-site support

*Configure and maintain backups

* Manage anti-virus and security software

* Assist sales team with design and implementation of secure, reliable technology solutions

 

 

About You:

AE&E is looking for a candidate with great people skills on top of a strong technical background. Candidate will be able to take incoming client support requests and provide viable solutions along with identifying areas of improvement. Candidate should be able to field various technology-based support requests for 25-50 person companies. Candidate must have basic knowledge of networks, IP addressing, Active Directory, and general security best practices. Candidate must have proven experience with performing server and network migrations.

 

Preference will be given to candidates with up-to-date certifications such as: CCENT, CCNA, and MCITP.

 

Requirements:

* NO HEADHUNTERS or STAFFING FIRMS Direct hires only!

* NO entry level candidates will be considered.

* Ability to process information quickly.

* Basic knowledge of Windows server technologies, scripting and networking.

 

Please send a copyof your resume and all related correspondence to HR@aeecorp.com

 

Microsoft Systems Administrator

About AE&E:

The mission at AE&E Corporation is to ensure you never question the security or reliability of your technology. Work for a company with a strong mission and purpose, one that enables its employees to work smarter and faster with the use of advanced technology.

 

About the Job:

The small business support division is in need of a Microsoft Systems Administrator who is looking for a long lasting career with multiple advancement options.  Responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of server hardware and system software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff, volunteers, and Partners. Responsible for ensuring a reliable, secured and optimized systems environment.

 

What’s in it for you:

 

* Experience with cutting edge technology

* Paid certification achievement and help with self training

* Immediate health benefits

* Flexible telecommuting abilities

* Pay for performance bonus structure

* Security Industry experience

* Career advancement opportunities

 

 

Typical Job Duties:

 

  • Server administration of Windows Server 2008/2012
  • Working with Email Delivery and DNS
  • Working with SAN storage systems.
  • Working with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Working with Virtual Host systems
  • Data center administration

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements:

* NO HEADHUNTERS or STAFFING FIRMS Direct hires only!

* NO entry level candidates will be considered.

* Ability to process information quickly.

* Current MCSA or above.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with up-to-date certifications such as: CCENT, CCNA, and MCITP.

 

Please send a copy of your resume and all related correspondence to HR@aeecorp.com

On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 11:09 PM, Xiangdong Sean Che <xche@emich.edu> wrote:

Of course I remember you David.   Thanks for doing this.   Please forward the information and I will post it to the blog.Sean

Xiangdong Sean Che, PhD, CISSP, Assistant Professor
School of Information Security and Applied Computing
College of Technology, Eastern Michigan University
206G Roosevelt, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Intern Opportunity in Ford Motor Company

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

FYI

Xiangdong Sean Che, PhD, CISSP, Assistant Professor
School of Information Security and Applied Computing
College of Technology, Eastern Michigan University
206G Roosevelt, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

——– Forwarded Message ——–

Subject: Summer Internship Opportunity at Ford Motor Company
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:03:13 +0000

Please forward this along to any students who might be interested.  Thanks.

Greetings future EMU alumni!  My name is Len Kinnaird-Heether, and I am a graduate of the EMU Computer Science Department (B.S. ’05, M.S. ’08.)  I am also an employee of Ford Motor Company and I am writing to inform you of an upcoming summer internship opportunity at Ford Motor Company.

 

We are currently looking for students interested in working at Ford Motor Company as part of the Ford IT Summer Intern Program during the upcoming summer of 2016.  Eligible students must possess a 3.0 or higher GPA, and should be planning on graduating with either an undergraduate or graduate degree in a technical field after September 2016, but before September of 2018.

 

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to permanently work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

Students selected for the Ford IT Summer Intern Program will be given the opportunity to experience working in various IT-related roles at a major corporation.  This 10-12 week program starts in late May/early June 2016 and ends in August 2016.  In addition to this valuable work experience, interns will also be allowed to participate in various corporate-sponsored events including plant tours, vehicle demonstrations, and at-work barbeques.  Furthermore, Interns who successfully complete the Ford IT Summer Intern program will be considered for full-time employment in the Ford IT – Ford College Graduate program when they have completed their degree.

 

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please submit a resume and an application at the link below (if the link is broken, go to http://corporate.ford.com/careers.html and search for the job using the Auto Req ID: 19153BR):

 

http://jobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25385&siteid=5311&jobid=281260&localeid=1033&callee=nsu&sr=&smemp=&ohn=sjobs.brassring.com&oht=1

 

I would caution the procrastinators that internships at major corporations are highly sought after, and you will be vying with students from schools across the Midwest and all over the country, so a prompt application will have a higher chance of success than a later one.

 

Thanks for your time, and good luck!

 

Len Kinnaird-Heether

 

Job Opportunity in Ford Motor Company.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

FYI

Xiangdong Sean Che, PhD, CISSP, Assistant Professor
School of Information Security and Applied Computing
College of Technology, Eastern Michigan University
206G Roosevelt, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
——– Forwarded Message ——–

Subject: Full Time Employment Opportunity at Ford Motor Company
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:02:31 +0000
From:

Please forward this along to any students who might be interested.  Thanks.

Greetings future EMU alumni!  My name is Leonard Kinnaird-Heether, and I am a graduate of the EMU Computer Science Department (B.S. ’05, M.S. ’08.)  I am also an employee at Ford Motor Company, and  I’m writing to inform you that Ford IT Ford College Graduate program is currently taking applications for employment starting in 2016.

The Ford College Graduate (FCG) program provides entry-level positions for recent graduates(of either a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. program,) and is structured to allow new employees the ability to explore a variety of positions within IT at Ford Motor Company.  Each FCG is allowed to participate in multiple, year-long rotational assignments over their first few years with the company.  This enables the new employee to sample various types of employment around the company, so that they may gain a better understanding of what direction they believe their career in IT should take.  Because it is a program designed for recent grads, several start dates are offered over the course of the year to correspond with the most common graduation periods.  The hiring process has already begun, so if you are interested please apply sooner than later.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to permanently work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in a career at Ford Motor Company, here is a link to the online job application (if the link is broken, go to http://corporate.ford.com/careers.html and search for the job using the Auto Req ID: 19118BR):

 

http://jobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25385&siteid=5311&jobid=281192&localeid=1033&callee=nsu&sr=&smemp=&ohn=sjobs.brassring.com&oht=1

 

Thanks for your time, and I wish you the best of luck in your search for employment.

 

Len Kinnaird-Heether

 


				

Quicken Loans/ Title Source looking for 4 security Interns

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

FYI

Xiangdong Sean Che, PhD, CISSP, Assistant Professor
School of Information Security and Applied Computing
College of Technology, Eastern Michigan University
206G Roosevelt, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

——– Forwarded Message ——–
Subject: Quicken Loans/ Title Source looking for 4 security Interns
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:47:27 -0400
From: Owen Dubiel
To: Michael Umpleby , Jacob Kirkendall , Erin Burdis , Christopher Krieger , Michael Yauk , Konnie Kustron , Xiangdong Che , Steve Edwards

Hello Professors,

My name is Owen Dubiel, I’m sure you remember me. I graduated in December 2014 and I am now I am an Associate Security Analyst for Title Source, a sister company of quicken loans. we are currently looking for 4 interns that have a base background in security. now as you know it is hard to land a full time job in the security field just based on the amount of sensitive information you deal and a internship is even harder. If qualified and graduated Interns will have a chance to be brought on full time, this is the goal is to expand our security team. we are looking for the following positions.

-security engineer
-security analyst (2)
-security governance

I don’t know if you guys still have the job board, but please spread the word, this is an awesome opportunity for students just about to graduated. I am not getting anything out of this because they are being hired on as Interns, I ma simply doing this because I know how hard it is to land a internship in the security field. Feel free to associate my contact information to anyone interested and i can get them set up with an interview. Thanks again and go Eagles!

Cell Phone- 5174166980
email- odubiel@emich.edu or odubiel@gmail.com

Owen Dubiel

IT Security Analyst with Title Source Inc.

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Job Opportunity

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Hi,
Chris Jenks (cjenks1@emich.edu), an EMU/IA graduate, notified us an opening in a CIRT/SOC in Troy, MI. Please see below. If you are interested, please contact Chris directly.

Thanks,

Sean

***************

CIRT Event Analyst

Summary of Job Description:

As an Analyst or Handler in our Security Operation Center, you will provide vital Cyber Security Incident Handling to our organization; review and validate emerging threats, follow established methodologies, recommend and assist with process improvement, identify new capabilities, and assist in identifying new and existing adversary capability.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Review security-related events, assessing risk and validity, as well as reporting
Analyze host-based indicators of compromise or network traffic to assist in generating new attack signatures
Analyze additional log, forensic, malware or other IR-related data, as needed

Required Technical Skills:

Understanding of Windows operating systems and command line tools, network protocols, TCP/IP fundamentals
Knowledge of network protocols, TCP/IP fundamentals, OSI Model
Knowledge of network based services and client/server applications, HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, DHCP, FTP, SMTP, etc.
Familiarity with analyzing logging

Other Required Skills:

Ability to successfully communicate and collaborate with other departments
Ability to document and explain technical details clearly and concisely
Willingness to learn and willingness to also share knowledge

Additional Skills that Will Differentiate Candidates:

Experience with programming/scripting languages
Background in operational information security disciplines (e.g. incident response, security infrastructure management or monitoring services)
Background performing incident response and digital forensics
Experience in config/mgmt of feeds into event aggregation and correlation systems (e.g., Security Analytics, Splunk, ArcSight)
Experience with improvement of analyst effectiveness by optimizing signature quality in collaboration with other analysts and developers
Background in systems administration for Windows and/or *nix based environments
Familiarity with host based security tools (e.g., EnCase, Forensic Toolkit, ECAT, Volatility, Memory Forensics)

Past Experience:

Network Engineering/Architect – Routers, Switches, TCP/IP, OSI Model, etc.
Network Administration – Windows Firewall, Windows Registry, *nix administration (any)
Network Security – IPS, IDS, Firewall, Host IDS, End Point Security, Content Filtering, etc.
Services: HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, DHCP, FTP, SMTP, etc.

Education:
BS or equivalent degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, related certifications or experience.

Desirable Certifications:

GIAC GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GCFE, GREM

New Cyber/IA Positions With NSA

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
FYI…
Xiangdong Sean Che, PhD, CISSP, Assistant Professor
School of Information Security and Applied Computing
College of Technology, Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
**************************
Good Afternoon Dr. Che,
New positions are currently being advertised and I thought you may have students who would be interested in applying.  Students may apply for these or any NSA positions by visiting https://www.nsa.gov/careers/.  It is okay, and in fact encouraged, for students to apply to as many of the positions that are of interest and for which they meet the qualifications.
•             1051340 – Information Assurance (IA) Engineering Professional  – Entry Level
•             1053577 – Systems Vulnerability Analyst
•             1053552 – Network Vulnerability Analysis and Mitigation
•             1053571 – Communications Systems & Tech Vulnerability Analyst
•             1049477 – Cyber National Mission Force Targeting Analyst
•             1049479 – Network System Engineer
•             1049481 – Penetration Tester/Analyst
•             1051714 – Interactive Operator
•             1051711 – Computer Network Defense Analyst (Blue/Hunt)
•             1049723 – Computer Network Operations Development Program (CNODP)
•             1051349 – Security Engineering Enrichment & Development (SEED) Program
Please Note:
–              U.S. Citizenship is required for all NSA applicants
–              Reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate.
–              NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.
Thank you and have a great day,
Ernie
Ernest E. Rodgers
Manager
NSA/CSS Information Assurance Directorate

Advising, graduation, and overrides

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Hello (all IA Majors),

I wanted to take a minute and let you know of a few advising, override, and graduation changes you may not be aware of:

Advising/Graduation –
You only need to meet with me for substitutions or if you’re in the semester before graduation and you want to confirm requirements. Substitutions will not be granted without prior approval. You can email an appointment request to JBanfield@emich.edu, please include times you could meet.
Apply for graduation in the first week of the term you think you are graduating in.
If you’ve met with me, then you have a program of study. The POS outlines the courses you need to graduate, treat it like a tick list. On the IA blog, there is a two year roll-out of classes so that you may plan ahead. Summer is not included as it is decided term by term.
If you need a copy of your POS contact Keith Jason at KJason@emich.edu
You can check your general education status through U.achieve in My.emich. We’re in the process of converting all IA major programs into the same system. There is no longer an audit process done by the Records Department.
Overrides
If upon adding a class you receive a pre-req error, and have the pre-req in substitution or taken at EMU, please contact Rebekah McDow Rmcdow@emich.edu to process the override. If you do not have the pre-req or wish to take the course concurrently the instructor of the higher course must approve it by sending an OK to Rebekah. Include the course IA xxx, CRN XXXX, and your Enumber in the email. If you do not have the pre-req, no override will be granted without instructor approval.
If upon adding a class you receive a class full error, only the instructor may override the course. Please note that if the course is taught in Roosevelt 13,6,16 the limit is the number of computers in the room. Please add your name to the wait list (instructions online: http://www.emich.edu/training/ecs/content/wl-selfservice-student-rm-ad-waitlist.php) if enough students sign up on the wait list we may add another section.

Long term, once Records and Registration gets u.achieve up for majors this will be a tool that you can review your POS at any time. Hope your Fall term is going well.

V/R,
James

James M Banfield
Eastern Michigan University
Assistant Professor, School of Information Security and Applied Computing

Jobs/internships at Dominos

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

https://sjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/searchresults.aspx?PartnerId=25967&SiteId=5279&Function=LinkQuery&LinkId=1322&codes=Dom

Grant Research Assistant Jobs

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Dear students, [NOTE: changed links for grad and undergrad positions]

I have been awarded an NSF grant (finally, after several trials ;)).. It runs for 3 years, starting this October. I have included enough budget to employ 3 students: one Ph.D., one graduate, and one undergraduate. Below are the descriptions of these jobs. If interested, please contact me directly at stout@emich.edu. Please note that EMU mandates that we go through the process below, which we will follow, but it doesn’t hurt to probe the level of interest  in our favorite school and kick off the process of interviewing etc.

 

Ph.D. Research Assistant Job:

This is a 12-months position for a pre-Dissertation Ph.D. student who will assist in the research work that Dr. Samir Tout will be conducting, as part of an NSF grant. Half of the selected Ph.D. student’s tuition and stipend will be covered throughout the 12 months. The selected Ph.D. student will contribute 10 hours/week and help with research that revolves around the topic of anomaly detection in a SmartGrid environment. An ideal candidate would be committed, detail-oriented, motivated, and should have good exposure to research methodologies, data mining methods, including Bayesian networks, Classification, etc. along with malware analysis, Linux, Python, and networking. The Ph.D. student must ensure that proper research methodologies are applied and can potentially pursue this as their future dissertation topic, under Dr. Tout’s supervision. The student’s employment may be continued/extended depending on her/his performance evaluation by Dr. Tout.

If interested, please refer to the new EMU Jobs Web page at which the job will be posted, and follow the instructions: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/emichedu/default.cfm

You can also contact Dr. Tout directly if you have any questions at: stout@emich.edu

 

 

 

Graduate Student Job:

This is a 30-week position for a graduate research assistant who will contribute to the research work that Dr. Samir Tout will be conducting, as part of an NSF grant that he just got awarded. The project revolves around the topic of anomaly detection in a SmartGrid environment. The student will be asked to work around 18 hours/week and will be paid an hourly rate. However, depending on the project requirements, the duration of employment and the number of hours/week may vary, at Dr. Tout’s discretion. The graduate research assistant will also help plan infrastructure architecture, as well as other tasks as assigned by Dr. Tout. She/he will also serve as a liaison between a Ph.D. student and an undergraduate research assistant who will also assist in this project. An ideal candidate would be committed, detail-oriented, motivated, and should have good exposure to data mining methods along with experience in several of the following: malware analysis, Linux, C/C++, Java, Python, Raspberry Pi/Arduino, and networking. The student’s employment may be continued/extended depending on her/his performance evaluation by Dr. Tout.

If interested, please refer to the new EMU Jobs Web page at which the job will be posted, and follow the instructions under: EMU Handshake Jobs

You can also contact Dr. Tout directly if you have any questions at: stout@emich.edu

 

Undergraduate Student Job:

This is a 30-week position for an undergraduate research assistant who will contribute to the research work that Dr. Samir Tout will be conducting, as part of an NSF grant that he just got awarded. The project revolves around the topic of anomaly detection in a SmartGrid environment. The student will be asked to work around 20 hours/week and will be paid an hourly rate. However, depending on the project requirements, the duration of employment and the number of hours/week may vary, at Dr. Tout’s discretion. The undergraduate research assistant will also help with setting up the infrastructure, coding, monitoring and making adjustments as necessary, as well as other tasks as assigned by Dr. Tout. She/he will also work closely with a Ph.D. student and a graduate research assistant who will also work on this project. An ideal candidate would be committed, detail-oriented, motivated, and should have good exposure to malware analysis, along with practical experience in several of the following: Linux, C/C++, Java, Python, Raspberry Pi/Arduino, and networking. The student’s employment may be continued/extended depending on her/his performance evaluation by Dr. Tout.

If interested, please refer to the new EMU Jobs Web page at which the job will be posted, and follow the instructions under: EMU Handshake Jobs

You can also contact Dr. Tout directly if you have any questions at: stout@emich.edu

 


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