2015 McDevitt Summer Internship and Research Grant Recipients Announced

TThe McDevitt Summer Internship and McDevitt Summer Research Programs were developed by the McDevitt Center in order to strengthen undergraduate programs in the McDevitt disciplines while also enhancing Le Moyne’s support for student internships and research.  The programs award grants of $3,000 each to as many as 20 students per year who are majoring or minoring in Computer Science, Management/Information Systems, Philosophy, Physics or Religious Studies and who secure high-quality unpaid internships, paid internships that involve unusually high costs, or laboratory or field research opportunities.

For the summer of 2015, thirteen students have been awarded these competitive Summer Internship and Research Grants.

The McDevitt Center congratulates:

Internship Grant Recipients
Michael B. Abbott II ’17
YoonJi Lee ’17
Ronald J. Lowe ’16
Gerald D. Matarazzo ’16
John M. Nelson ’16
Sarah Touey ’18
Dominic P. Uliano IV ’18

Research Grant Recipients
Ryan J. Bonk ’16
Anna M. Curtin ’17
Katelynn E. Roffo ’16
Melissa A. Schmitz ’16
Joseph D. Shupperd ’16
Spencer J. Stuckey ’16

Agenda for May 20th Cybersecurity Symposium Announced

Dr. Marc Rogers and the McDevitt Center are pleased to announce the agenda for the May 20th CNY Cybersecurity Connections: Advanced Persistent Threats, The Cloud, and Mobile event:

8:30 Registration, Coffee & Pastries
9:00-10:15 Enablement & Containment: Balancing Mobility & Operational Risk in a Business without Borders

Speaker: Mike Kearn

10:30-11:45 Advanced Persistent Marketing: Demystifying APT’s and Cyber Attacks

Speaker: Lance James

12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00-3:00 Panel Discussion

Facilitated by: Marc Rogers (Purdue University, McDevitt Chair in Computer Science)

Panelists:

·       John Bay
·       Lance James
·       Mike Kearn
·       Carl Landwehr

This program qualifies for 5 CPEs (CISA and CISM) under the Continuing Professional Education Policy outlined by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

This program qualifies for 5 CPEs (CIA and CPA). Category: Advisory Services. The CNY IIA sponsor ID number for NYS is 002212. CPE requirements vary from state to state. Contact your state’s board for information concerning your state’s specific requirements. Prerequisites: None.

Co-sponsors:      The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and The Institute of Internal Auditors Central New York Chapter (CNYIIA).

For additional information or to register for this event please visit www.lemoyne.edu/cyberscurity.

To receive the latest information on this event please follow this blog, use #cnycybersecurity on Twitter, or e-mail mcdevittcenter@lemoyne.edu to be added to the mailing list.

CNYIIA To Co-Sponsor May 20th Cybersecurity Event

Dr. Marc Rogers (Endowed Chair of Computer Science) and the McDevitt Center are pleased to announce the CNY Institute of of Internal Auditors (CNY IIA) will be co-sponsoring the CNY Cybersecurity Connections: Advanced Persistent Threats, The Cloud, and Mobile event on May 20th at Le Moyne College.

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 8.23.47 AMThe Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with more than 170,000 members in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, IT audit, education and security.  With global representation, The Institute is the recognized authority, principal educator, and acknowledged leader in certification, research, and technological guidance for the profession worldwide.

Founded in 1957, the Central New York Chapter of the IIA has more than 250 members and provides training, education and networking opportunities to internal audit professionals through meetings and events.

This program qualifies for 5 CPEs (CIA and CPA). Category: Advisory Services. The CNY IIA sponsor ID number for NYS is 002212. CPE requirements vary from state to state. Contact your state’s board for information concerning your state’s specific requirements. Prerequisites: None.

This program also qualifies for 5 CPEs (CISA and CISM) under the Continuing Professional Education Policy outlined by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

To register for this event please visit www.lemoyne.edu/cyberscurity.

To receive the latest information on this event please follow this blog, use #cnycybersecurity on Twitter, or e-mail mcdevittcenter@lemoyne.edu to be added to the mailing list.

Lance James to Join May 20th Cybersecurity Symposium

50bb5b_df35363a9ac74619827d62aea4c63b54.jpg_srz_p_309_310_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzDr. Marc Rogers (Endowed Chair of Computer Science at Le Moyne College) and the McDevitt Center are pleased to announce that Lance James will be joining the May 20th CNY Cybersecurity Connections: Advanced Persistent Threats, The Cloud, and Mobile symposium.

James will provide a lecture from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. entitled “Advanced Persistent Marketing: Demystifying APT’s and Cyber Attacks.”  This presentation will begin with a detailed look at threat-actor motivations as the basis for pre-emptive capabilities. It will present a taxonomy of the underground ecosystem, provide an overview of tactics and procedures behind today’s APT’s, and highlight current “advanced” threat trends.

James will also participate in a panel that will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Lance James, internationally renowned information security specialist brings over fifteen years of experience in programming, network security, digital forensics, malware research, cryptography design, cryptanalysis, counterintelligence, and protocol exploitation. He provides advisory services to a wide range of government agencies and Fortune 500 organizations including America’s top financial services institutions. Credited with the identification of Zeus and other malware, James is an active contributor to the evolution of security practices and counterintelligence tactics and strategies.

For additional information on Lance James, his talk, and to register for this event please visit www.lemoyne.edu/cyberscurity.

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ISACA to Co-Sponsor CNY Cybersecurity Symposium on May 20th

Dr. Marcus Rogers (McDevitt Chair in Computer Science at Le Moyne College) and The McDevitt Center are pleased to announce ISACA (formerly the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) will be co-sponsoring the May 20th CNY Cybersecurity Connections: Advanced Persistent Threats, The Cloud, and Mobile symposium.

ISACA (1)ISACA is a nonprofit, independent association that advocates for professionals involved in information security, assurance, risk management and governance. Through more than 200 chapters established in more than 80 countries, ISACA provides its members with education, resource sharing, advocacy, professional networking, and a host of other benefits on a local level.  Members rely on ISACA for resources that enhance their skills, expand their professional knowledge and connect them with a vibrant community of peers.

This program qualifies for 6 CPEs (CISA and CISM) under the Continuing Professional Education Policy outlined by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

To register for this event please visit www.lemoyne.edu/cyberscurity.

To receive the latest information on this event please follow this blog, use #cnycybersecurity on Twitter, or e-mail mcdevittcenter@lemoyne.edu to be added to the mailing list.

CNY Cybersecurity Connections Announces Speakers for May 20th Symposium: Advanced Persistent Threats, The Cloud, and Mobile

The McDevitt Center is pleased to announce that Dmitri Alperovitch (CrowdStrike, Inc.); John S. Bay, Ph.D. (Cyber Research Institute); Michael L. Kearn, CISSP (US Bank); and Carl Landwehr, Ph.D. (McDevitt Visiting Professor of Computer Science) have all confirmed that they will be joining Dr. Marcus Rogers (Endowed McDevitt Chair in Computer Science at Le Moyne College), for our May 20th program. To register for this exciting and informative symposium, visit http://www.lemoyne.edu/cyberscurity.

AlperovitchDmitri Alperovitch

Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., leading its Intelligence, Labs and Product teams. A renowned computer security researcher, he is a thought1leader on cybersecurity policies and state tradecraft. Prior to founding CrowdStrike, Dmitri was a Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee, where he led company’s global Internet threat intelligence analysis and investigations. As a recognized authority on cyberespionage, cyber warfare, online organized criminal activity, and cybersecurity, Alperovitch has significant experience working as a subject matter expert with all levels of U.S. and international policy makers, intelligence and law enforcement agencies on analysis, investigations, and profiling of transnational organized criminal activities and cyber threats from terrorist and nation-state adversaries. He is a well-respected technical and policy thinker on the most difficult global cybersecurity issues, and is a frequent speaker at military, intelligence, law-enforcement, academic and security industry conferences.

bayJohn S. Bay, Ph.D.

Dr. John S. Bay began his career in academia, as a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in Blacksburg, VA. He taught mechatronics and robotics and performed research in control theory, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. After leaving academia, he worked as an Engineering Fellow for the Raytheon Company; a Program Manager for the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA); Chief Scientist for the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, NY; and as Chief Scientist for Assured Information Assurance (AIS), also in Rome. In 2013 he formed an independent consulting business and in 2014 became the Executive Director of the Cyber Research Institute, which is a not-for-profit scientific research corporation. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, author of 74 publications, and has won numerous awards for his teaching, research, and service in electrical engineering, embedded systems, military command & control, and cybersecurity.

KearnMichael L. Kearn, CISSP

Michael Kearn is responsible for assessing and analyzing technology solutions on behalf of the Consumer Banking division of US Bank. As an Information Security Officer (ISO), he regularly consults with technology and operational risk management executives as an information security subject matter expert. Within his architect role, Mr. Kearn partners on projects for the Consumer Bank and is responsible for ensuring those projects align with information security policy and industry best practices for securing systems. Mr. Kearn brings more than seventeen years of varied experience in Information Technology to his current role.

LandwehrCarl Landwehr, Ph.D.

Dr. Landwehr received his B.S. from Yale University in engineering and applied science and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in computer and communication sciences. His graduate work included development work on the MERIT computer network, which eventually became the Internet. After teaching computer science at Purdue University, he joined the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), where his interest in understanding how we can have confidence in what a computer program does led him to a 23-year career in what is now called cybersecurity research and development. After leaving NRL in 1999, he spent 12 years developing, funding, managing, and guiding national cybersecurity research programs for the National Science Foundation, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In addition to his contributions to the research literature, Dr, Landwehr served four years as editor-in-chief of IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. He is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to cybersecurity and was in the first class of 11 individuals inducted into the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame in 2012.

This event may quality for CPEs (CIA and CPA).  For for updated CPE credit information (which should be announced in early May) and for additional biographical information on each speaker please visit CNY Cybersecurity Connections: Advanced Persistent Threats, The Cloud, and Mobile.

To receive the latest information on this event please follow this blog, use #cnycybersecurity on Twitter, or e-mail mcdevittcenter@lemoyne.edu to be added to the mailing list.

An Orchestral Odyssey

Le Moyne Orchestra at HW-1

On April 27th and April 29th, the Le Moyne College Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Travis Newton (Assistant Professor and Director of Music & Arts Administration) will present “An Orchestral Odyssey,” which will feature music from various space-inspired films and works, including “The Planets,” “Star Wars,” and “ET: The Extra Terrestrial.” The music will be synchronized with big-screen projections of high-resolution images provided by NASA.  The Rev. George Coyne, S.J. (Endowed McDevitt Chair in Physics) will provide scientific context and perspective during the concert.

The April 27th performance will be held at the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts on the Le Moyne College campus from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for senior citizens, and $5 for students and members of the Le Moyne community. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (315) 445-4200.

A second performance will be held on April 29th at H.W. Smith School (1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse). Admission is free but donations will be accepted to benefit the H.W. Smith Music Department. For more information call (315) 445-4200.

This event is sponsored by the Le Moyne College Music Program with support from the McDevitt Center.

A Reading By George Saunders: Tuesday, April 28th at Le Moyne College

gsaundersWorld-renowned author, George Saunders, will be reading from his work next Tuesday, April 28th at 5:30pm in Grewen Hall Auditorium on the Le Moyne College campus. Saunders’ reading is part of the Future of Being Human initiative sponsored by the McDevitt Core Professor, Dr. Jennifer Glancy, and the McDevitt Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Saunders has written four collections of short stories, a novella, and a book of essays. His most recent collection, Tenth of December (Random House 2013), won the 2014 Story Prize and the 2014 Folio Prize. The recipient of a 2006 MacArthur Foundation Genius grant, his work appears regularly in The New Yorker, GQ, and Harpers Magazine, and has appeared in the O’HenryBest American Short StoryBest Non-Required Reading, and Best American Travel Writing anthologies. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2013.

To learn more about George Saunders we recommend watching this short video produced by The New Yorker on December 4, 2013 in which Saunders discusses reading, writing, and teaching at Syracuse University.

We also recommend watching his inspirational 2013 Syracuse University Convocation Address that was later reprinted by The New York Times and eventually became the basis for Congratulations by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness (Random House, 2014).

For more information on George Saunders’ talk please e-mail the McDevitt Center at mcdevittcenter@lemoyne.edu or call 315-445-6200.

Dr. Christiana Peppard to Discuss Environmental Science and Ethics in the Catholic Church

IMG_0279What does environmental change have to do with debates about religion and science? Against the backdrop of the Catholic Church’s multifaceted relationship to scientific inquiry throughout the past few centuries, this talk focuses on evolving Catholic teachings on the intersections of environmental degradation, social justice, and political economy — and their importance for the 21st century.

On Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Panasci Family, Christiana Z. Peppard, Ph.D., assistant professor of Theology, Science and Ethics in the Department of Theology, Fordham University, will speak on “Facts and Values: Environmental Science and Ethics in the Catholic Church.” The talk is part of the ongoing Science and Religion in Modern America series. It is free and open to the public.

Dr. Peppard received her Ph.D. from Yale University, an M.A.R. in Ethics from Yale Divinity School, and a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University. She is the author of Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis (Orbis Books, 2014) explores the problem of fresh water scarcity in an era of climate change and economic globalization. In addition to authoring numerous peer-reviewed articles, Peppard’s research has also appeared in TED-Ed, CNN.com, the History Channel, Microsoft’s Global Innovators in Education blog, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Post.

For additional information on Dr. Christiana Peppard we recommend watching this brief interview on Shift by MSNBC where she discusses the Catholic Church’s mandate on climate change:

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