NEIT helped celebrate April as Donate Life Month supporting organ and tissue donation with a presentation from New England Organ Bank. There are over 121,000 nationally waiting for a life-saving transplant. One person can save up to 8 lives and enhance the lives of over 50 people. Register as an organ and tissue donor when getting your driver’s license or ID at the DMV or online at www.DonateLifeNewEngland.org.
“How Hackers Attack a Web Site: Step by Step”
Noon, May 4, 2016
Media Presentation Theater
In this presentation, we will walk through the various vulnerabilities that exist in web sites and how hackers attack them. From some of the more technical vectors like SQL injection or shell compromises, to the softer side of trying to hack people. This discussion will show the audience many parts of a web site that need to stay secured and how to protect against the hacks.
Bio: Patrick Laverty
Patrick Laverty is a Security Analyst for Rapid7, a cybersecurity company with its headquarters in Boston, MA.
For the last five years, Patrick has been defending web sites, servers and applications from the various attackers of the Internet. Prior Rapid7, Patrick was a member of the Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) at Akamai Technologies and was a web application developer at Brown University. He founded the Rhode Island chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) in 2011, and is on the organizing team for Security BSides Boston.
BASKETBALL GREAT AND SPORTS COMMENTATOR BILL WALTON TO DELIVER NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS LEADER KARL WADENSTEN TO BE HONORED
East Greenwich, RI – Former Boston Celtic and two-time NBA Champion Bill Walton will deliver New England Tech’s 2016 commencement address. Walton is considered to be one of the greatest basketball players in history, but it is his triumph over overwhelming adversity and his humanitarian work to help others that makes him a standout. A superstar student-athlete at UCLA, Walton had a Hall of Fame basketball career, and went on to excel in sports broadcasting. Along the way he immersed himself in a celebration of life, music and learning while facing life-altering challenges. Walton will share his inspiring story with New England Tech graduates during commencement on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Commencement begins at 11 a.m.
Walton is one of only four players in the history of basketball to win multiple NCAA and NBA championships and one of the few to ever lead the league in both rebounding and blocked shots in the same season. He helped UCLA to two national championships and 88 consecutive wins under famed coach John Wooden. He began his professional career with the Portland Trail Blazers as the number one overall pick in the 1974 NBA Draft and led them to the championship title in 1977. Injuries plagued Walton and, over the years, he missed more games than he played. He credits the Boston Celtics with giving him his life and career back when he joined them in 1985 after missing entire seasons due to injury. As the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, he helped the Celtics win the league Championship in 1986, and secured a place in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
After retiring from basketball Walton turned his sights to a career in sports broadcasting. He has received numerous broadcasting awards and currently works as a commentator for ESPN and the PAC 12 Network. Walton recently wrote a best-selling book about his triumph over adversity in sports and in life called Back from the Dead: Searching for the Sound, Shining the Light, and Throwing it Down. He also helped start a program that assists struggling spinal patients in recovering their health and lives. He volunteers with numerous non-profits including the Challenged Athletes Foundation which purchases wheelchairs and prosthetics to give injured athletes, soldiers and others a chance to participate in life through sports. He will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters during commencement in recognition of his achievements.
Rhode Island business leader will also be honored at commencement. Wadensten is president of VIBCO Vibrators, a company based in Wyoming, Rhode Island, that manufactures industrial and construction equipment for material handling, roadwork and tunnel jobs, food packaging and agriculture across the globe. Wadensten is also a member of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and sits on the Governor’s Lean Steering Committee which works to improve jobs and engage Rhode Island workers in problem solving. He also serves as the Mentoring Officer for a program that pairs Rhode Island business leaders with government leaders for learning, sharing and collaboration.
VIBCO is committed to producing products that are made in the USA and specifically in Rhode Island, but that’s not the only thing that sets it apart. Under Wadensten’s leadership, VIBCO has implemented thousands of employee ideas, aimed at improving products and customer experience. VIBCO’s model of operational excellence empowers employees and encourages them to work together at all levels to strive for improvement. It’s been so successful that organizations from all over the world travel to VIBCO to see how it works. VIBCO has opened its doors to more than six thousand business and community leaders and their employees, offering them an up close look at the inner workings of the company. Under Wadensten’s leadership, VIBCO has won numerous awards, including Best Places to Work in Rhode Island, by the Providence Business News. It was also the subject of a Harvard Business School study.
Wadensten is dedicated to making a positive difference far beyond the walls of his company. He supports the efforts of South County Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, the Animal Rescue League in Wakefield and numerous other organizations. His biggest commitment, next to VIBCO, is to the Young President’s Organization, an international organization working to create better company presidents through knowledge and information exchange. Wadensten will receive an honorary doctorate in recognition of his achievements during New England Tech’s commencement.
This year marks New England Institute of Technology’s 76th anniversary. More than one thousand students will receive associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
East Greenwich, RI – New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will host TechArts, an art exhibit showcasing the talents of its students, faculty, staff and alumni. The public is invited to visit the library at NEIT’s East Greenwich Campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. from March 28 to June 4 and enjoy the many creative works on display. All types of fine art and applied art will be exhibited including drawings, sculpture, photographs, paintings, handmade furniture, costumes, watercolors and more.
TechArts offers members of the New England Tech community the opportunity to share their creativity and talent. Art has a permanent place in New England Tech’s Library. Some of the student work on display is a product of the art-related humanities and social science courses offered at NEIT.
The New England Tech Library is open Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://library.neit.edu or contact Susan Warthman, MLIS, AHIP, Director of the Library and Information Commons at 401-739-5000, ext. 3553 or email@example.com.
New England Tech will once again be hosting the 48 hour Global Game Jam, which is scheduled for January 29‐30, 2016. Save the dates!
More info to follow as we get closer.
The New England Tech Library will host Carmin Nigro, Special Agent, FBI Boston Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership Coordinator on November 4, 2015. Nigro will show FBI produced short film based on an actual case, The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets. After viewing the film there will be a discussion about our national security risk.
Paul Eno and Ben Eno to speak at NEIT
Thursday, October 29th, 7 p.m.
…sinister interest in the paranormal, and why?
What do your own paranormal experiences really mean?
These and other mind-expanding questions will be on the table as Paul & Ben Eno, co-hosts of CBS Radio’s and 1240 AM’s “Behind the Paranormal with Paul & Ben Eno” present famous cases from their combined 55 years of experience, at the East Greenwich campus of the New England Institute of Technology on Thursday, Oct, 29, 7pm.
Their “What’s Really Behind the Paranormal” program will take listeners through Paul Eno’s first shocking investigations, including the chilling “Village of Voices” case of 1971, the world-famous Bridgeport Poltergeist of 1974 (with Ed & Lorraine Warren), up to the bizarre and ongoing Connecticut paranormal flap that started with ghosts in 2005 and now involves UFOs, the military and a secret base. Other Eno cases from America and Europe will be included.
After the program, there will be a “Meet and Greet” in the New England Tech library.
For more information on the presentation,
contact LibrarianAnthony Loffredio @ 739-5000, x3578
For more information about the Enos, visit www.behindtheparanormal.com/.
“Behind the Paranormal with Paul & Ben Eno” is in its eighth season and has been compared in quality with shows on National Public Radio. It aired on CBS Radio in Boston, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Seattle from 2009-2014, and is now heard in a Boston/Providence drive-time edition on Mondays on WOON 1240 AM, streaming live at ONWorldwide.com and in delayed broadcast on Dark Matters Radio. A regular on “Coast to Coast AM” with George Noory and a familiar face on the History and Travel Channels, Paul Eno is the author of six books on the paranormal. He and Ben starred in “The Devil’s Hour,” a Warner Brothers featurette that accompanied the 2013 release of “The Conjuring.”
Brief Biography of Paul Eno and his son, Ben Eno
Noted Author, Radio Personality, Journalist and Paranormal Investigator PAUL ENO will speak and present a powerpoint on his more than 45 years of paranormal investigations. Paul has had “hair-raising adventures with famous hauntings, along with utterly unique, riveting theories about paranormal and its meaning for our understanding of the world and ourselves.”
Paul & Ben Eno are best known as the father-son co-hosts of the CBS Radio and WOON 1240 Boston/Worcester/Providence drive-time show “Behind the Paranormal,” with an estimated 3 million listeners. But with a combined 55 years of experience as paranormal researchers, they are far more than talk-show hosts.
Paul was one of the first paranormal investigators of the early 1970s, beginning while he was studying for the priesthood. His early mentors included parapsychology pioneer Dr. Louisa Rhine, Fr. John J. Nicola S.J. (technical advisor for the film The Exorcist) and legendary, first-generation “ghost hunters” Ed & Lorraine Warren. He graduated from two seminaries but was expelled from a third because of his paranormal work with less than two years to go before ordination. He ended up as an award-winning New England journalist and the author of five books on the paranormal and two books on history.
Early on, Paul found that many ghost cases, if thoroughly researched, turned into UFO cases. This led to theories and methods involving never-before-suspected connections between ghosts, cryptids and UFOs.
Ben Eno joined his dad’s adventures in 2005 at the age of 13, demonstrating some unique insights and, at 16, becoming the youngest syndicated broadcaster in America. Ben is a sound expert and is a recent graduate of Emerson College in Boston with a degree in audio engineering and sound design.
It was a great few days with everyone from WordCamp RI on campus. We hope everyone had an awesome time here at New England Tech.