Huge Need for Cyber Security Warriors

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.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/training-future-cybersecurity-warriors/

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.

More Information | Apply Now

Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu 

Grad Fair is Wednesday, April 29th!

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 cbeagan@neit.edu or 401-739-5000 x3431.

RI SANS Cyber Aces State Championship

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?

Take the three free tutorial modules and online quizzes in SANS Cyber Aces Online before June 4, 2015, for an opportunity to be invited to the online championship.NEIT_Logo_282_136_TAG

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.

 

Commencement Ushers get Tux Fitting

As Commencement gets closer and closer…

Our student volunteers who will be ushers at commencement got fitted for their tuxedos.  We are excited and getting ready for Commencement 2015!

tuxfiitingpicThank you Carl Anthony Tuxedo for coming to our campus today.

Demand for college-educated employees is on the rise

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 Dark Side of Money Laundering”

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!

Information Literacy Class

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. 

Spring Soccer Coming Soon

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National Robotics Week: igus Celebrates with Robot Block Party

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.

Design News – STEM Connection – igus Celebrates National Robotics Week at the Robot Block Party.

It’s Tee Time for Student Golf Club

Microsoft Word - Spring 2015 Student Golf Club April10.docxTo participate in the Student Golf Club, please contact the Faculty Advisor, Robert Kennedy by email at rkennedy@neit.edu.