Have you ever attended a career fair? Have you ever wondered how much it cost, or how many people were involved in setting it up? How many phone calls, meetings, and approvals had to take place? When you see free stickers, t-shirts, bags of goodies and pens, did you wonder where all that came from … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Organize Events and Meetings, Invite Speakers, and Attract Sponsors
I didn’t start out as an expert. I guess no one really does. I had a limited run as a software developer and test engineer, and then I joined the military. There, I had some exposure to Information Assurance (IA), and I fell in love with it. I studied and got my CompTIA Security+. Later, … Continue reading Why I Became an NCL Player Ambassador – John's Story
Our application was rejected, again. They said we must have a faculty sponsor. Why do we need faculty involved in a student club? Where are we going to find a sponsor? Students come and go. Some drop out, some wander off, some just get too busy or behind in their studies. New students arrive with … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: Leadership Methodologies for Running an Effective Cybersecurity Club
"Sculpture, per se, is the simplest thing in the world. All you have to do is to take a big chunk of marble and a hammer and chisel, make up your mind what you are about to create and chip off all the marble you don’t want.”Paris Gaulois I love this sarcastic oversimplification. It reminds us … Continue reading Sharpening the Axe: How to Cut and Carve Logs in the NCL
So, we have gathered a group of passionate, like-minded individuals that are driven by a deeper desire, as we discussed before. They all have a reason for being there - but what is the common purpose? “So, I just got back from the Student Government Association meeting. They said they can’t approve our request to … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Create a Statement of Purpose and Draft a Charter for a New Cybersecurity Club
""Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn." Occult horror readers will recognize the phrase from H.P. Lovecraft's 1926 classic, The Call of Cthulhu. However, outside of that small circle, it seems like pure gibberish. Similarly, looking at a message that has been encrypted calls to mind those same eldritch horrors, chanting in their secret watery caves … Continue reading Sha Jvgu Pelcgb! Crypto or Cthulhu?
It starts with two. The desire to share, connect, discuss, and express. A shared passion, a similar interest. It could begin with two students, or faculty, or a student-teacher interaction that inspires out-of-classroom interaction. A line from The Mentor’s Manifesto reads: This is it… this is where I belong… I know everyone here… even if … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Create and Run an Effective Cybersecurity Club