Classes, Projects, & Programs

Here is a list of traditional classes, enrichment courses, audited grad classes, competitions, and any other project I’ve worked on that were tech or security related. I did not include all of my liberal arts or elective classes, unless I felt it somehow enhances my skill list towards the field. I’ve also included my projects, both personal and work related.

Science & Mathematics

  • Intro to Ethics
  • Astronomy (Science elective)
  • Chaos Theory (Science elective)
  • Discrete Mathematics (I & II)
  • Critical Thinking (Similar to Ethics but from a tech/math perspective)
  • Statistics
  • Intro To Anatomy
  • Intro to Data Science

Computer Enhancement

Telecommunications & Business

Criminal Justice, Psychology, & Law

Information Security Classes

  • Introduction to PC Security (Class focusing on personal computer & home network security risks and issues.)
  • Advanced PC Security (Class focusing on advanced personal computer and company network issues and and penetration testing techniques.)
  • Cyber Self Defense
  • Malicious Software and It’s Underground Economy: Two Sides To Every Story
  • Internet History, Technology, and Security
  • Building an Information Risk Management Toolkit
  • Information Security & Risk Management In Context
  • Surviving Disruptive Technologies
  • Securing Digital Democracy
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Networked Life

Information Security  Competitions

Programming Languages

  • PHP/MySQL (Studying how sensitive data is held in databases.)
  • C++, Perl, & Python
  • Computer Science 115 (Java)
  • Computational Data Analysis

Personal Projects

Research Papers & Reports

Work Projects

  • Company Security Policy, Security Awareness Training, Incident Response SOP and Team Setup – Information Security Proposal (2011 – 2013)
  • SOC2 Certification Project – Policy review and revision, SOC2 Audit (2012-2013)
  • Co-Leader of ‘Wellness Team’ (2013-2014)
  • ‘IT Security’ Article on Company Intranet – monthly article focused on personal security safety. April 2012, August 2012, September 2012, October 2012.
  • Member of ‘We Care‘ Corporate Team (2008-2012)
  • ‘IT Go Green’ Article on Company Intranet – monthly article focused on environmental concerns and tips in the technology industry. January 2012, February 2012, April 2012.

Language Studies

Current & Upcoming Classes/Enrichment Courses (2015)

The below are a list of classes I intend to take in the upcoming year, as enrichment courses. Because Information Security changes so rapidly, I feel it’s necessary to keep up and never really stop learning.

If you are looking for enrichment courses, I recommend the following: Coursera, Code Academy, Khan Academy, No Excuse List, Hacking-Lab, or The Chicken Protocol.

  • Cryptography I & II
  • Introduction to Computer Networks
  • Data Analysis
  • Computer Crime
  • Women and Computing
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Technical Writing
  • Introduction to Unix
  • System Admin
  • Security Policy Writing
  • Wireless Networking
  • Computer System Fundamentals
  • Wireless Ad Hoc & Sensor Network Security
  • Capstone in Computing Security
  • Scripting
  • Mobile Device Forensics
  • Sensor & SCADA Security
  • Web Server Application Security Audits

Upcoming Certifications (2015)

  • CompTIA Security +
  • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Career Training

There are also free resources for Career and Interview webinars, produced by the R.I.T. alumni organization. I have taken or plan to attend the following:

  • How To Make a Killer Resume
  • Active Interviewing
  • 7 Mistakes Job Seekers Make Online
  • LinkedIn Makeover
  • 5 Steps To Your Personal Brand
  • Network Professionally with Facebook
  • Make Your Network Work for YOU!