New England Tech would like to welcome Charles Klasman from the BMW Step Program to the Automotive Campus today! Charles is hosting an informational session for students interested in the BMW Step Education Programs. To date, five students from the Automotive Technology Associate Degree program have been accepted and will be training in New Jersey: Brendan Hadfield, Jack Stonely, Ryan Wells, Andrew Gendler, & David Salvati. Congratulations to those who have already been accepted and thank you, Charles, for visiting New England Tech!
It seems like not a week goes by without news of companies being hacked. Sony pictures, Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, Anthem (2nd largest Health provider in the US), Ebay, SnapChat and British Airways to just name a FEW companies that were hacked recently. Here is a Link to the World’s Biggest Data Breaches for a complete list of recently hacked companies.
Everyone is creating data. Whether you are sending that SnapChat to your bestie or you are purchasing a cool phone case on Ebay. YOU are creating data that CAN be hacked.
Companies are challenged more and more each year with protecting their data. Whether it is customer credit cards, a companies secret patents or private photos posted to your social network. Maybe even bigger challenge for companies than protecting YOUR data, is finding qualified Cyber-Security specialist to prevent the next assault on their data.
Check out this great story from CBS News.
If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s, online and Master’s degree programs, including Bachelor’s Degree in Cyber Security Technology.
Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu
Grad Fair is being held Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in the Student Lounge on the East Greenwich Campus. Graduates may pick up their cap and gown orders at any time between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. If you are unable to attend, a friend or family member may pick it up for you.
Be photo ready! GradImages will be there taking professional portraits of graduates in their caps and gowns as well as professional business portraits. For more information click here. Balfour will also be available to take orders for class rings and graduation announcements.
Make sure you stop by the Career Services table to hear how we can assist you with your job search, or let us know if you’re already working! There will also be a free raffle with seven lucky winners.
One day only! All alumni will receive 20% off apparel items in the bookstore.
If you have not ordered your cap and gown, please visit www.neit.edu/graduation and click the “Graduation Form” link. If you have any other questions about graduation, contact Caitlin Beagan at email@example.com or 401-739-5000 x3431.
SANS Cyber Aces Online makes available, free and online, selected courses from the professional development curriculum offered by The SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training. SANS goal in making these courses available as open courseware is to help grow the talent pool and accelerate the rate at which skilled cyber professionals can enter the information security industry – filling mission critical jobs currently going unfilled.
The course covers the three foundation areas of information security.
□ Networking □ Operating Systems □ Systems Administration
The Rhode Island SANS Cyber Aces State Championship
Top performers in the SANS Cyber Aces Online will be invited to an online State Championship on June 27, 2015, to compete for top honors and scholarships. Qualified participants will compete in SANS NetWars. SANS NetWars is a suite of hands-on, interactive learning scenarios that enable information security professionals to develop and master the real-world, in-depth skills they need to excel in their field.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
QUALIFYING ENDS: June 4, 2015
AWARDS: New England Institute of Technology will award scholarships to the top three finalists.
Current New England Institute of Technology students is not eligible for scholarships and scholarships can only be applied to full time degree program at NEIT.
The Rhode Island SANS Cyber Aces State Championship is hosted in partnership with the New England Institute of Technology.
Visit www.cyberaces.org for more information.
Demand for college-educated employees is on the rise, a trend that can be a mixed bag for job hunters.
From 1967 to 2007, the share of high-skill managerial and professional jobs rose from 21 percent to 35 percent of U.S. employment, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Over the same period, the report noted, the share of college-educated workers rose from 13 percent to 32 percent, and those workers are producing more than half of the country’s economic output.
“For those who get a post-secondary education, and who get it in the right field, it’s a very positive story,” said Anthony P. Carnevale, the center’s director and lead author of the report.
via MSNBC click the link to read entire story: The downside of high demand for college-educated workers.
The New England Tech Library Presents:
EVENT has been rescheduled!
Thursday, May 7th, 6 – 7:30pm/ in the Media Presentation Theater on EG Campus
Guest speaker, Michael J. Messier
…a first hand account of the US Drug Enforcement Agency’s [DEA] investigation of a Columbian drug trafficking organization.
Michael Messier is currently based in San Diego, California. Mr. Messier spent 15 years in domestic and Latin American operations of the US Drug Enforcement Agency [DEA].
As a guest speaker in the NEIT Library, Michael Messier will give us on a first-hand account — the colorful and realistic 3-year journey that focused on the money laundering techniques of a significant Columbian drug trafficking organization aligned with the North Valle Cartel. You’ll hear about various investigative techniques employed such as identifying, infiltrating and dismantling this drug trafficking organization. What did it take? Jury subpoenas, undercover operations, use of confidential sources, as well as international cooperation between governments and law enforcement agencies of other countries.
ALL WELCOME! Criminal Justice students take note!
The library is offering a 5 week Information Literacy class, AS011. This enrichment class begins Week 4, on 4/29/15 at 3:30-5:10 and provides one credit towards financial aid and the quarterly full time load.
The work done in this class will help students find and evaluate reputable library resources for their research paper and how to cite them properly using APA format.
Students can enroll via Registrar’s office now.
We will be there. Will you?
From Design News:
At the end of this week, which is National Robotics Week 2015, igus will celebrate by exhibiting at the Rhode Island Robot Block Party. The plastic bearings leader — which also makes cables, cable carriers, linear bearings, and linear guides — will demonstrate its robot-related products at the event and provide robot giveaways to lucky winners during the event on Saturday, April 11.
The second-annual Robot Block Party will take place at Brown University’s Pizzitola Sports Center, between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by the Rhode Island School of the Future and the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown. The non-profit Rhode Island Students of the Future uses youth robotics to engage young people in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and manufacturing through youth robotics.
More than 50 hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, and displays will be available at the party from schools, universities, companies, and non-profit organizations around the area, including Brown, the New England Institute of Technology, and Hasbro’s Animatronics Lab. Although this is a STEM event, all ages are welcome. The demonstrations and exhibit are focused on helping everyone, not just kids, discover how robots are being used in education, toy design, and manufacturing. You can find out more about the event and register for free tickets here.