This summer we are running a Summer Cyber Academy which will offer five courses in conjunction with the Center for Private Security and Safety and the Division of Professional Studies. A primary target audience is working legal professionals who can take these courses as continuing education courses. Visiting students are also welcome to enroll to take the courses for credit.
D4CS Students. Two of courses being offered, CRJ/FCM 727 and CRJ 753, might be of interest to D4CS students. The others are intended as service courses for legal and security professionals who need to learn about cyber forensics and cybersecurity. FCM 803, Cyber Forensics Software and Tools, is a new non-technical course that will not count toward D4CS degree requirements.
Please spread the word about the Summer Cyber Academy to lawyers and others you think might benefit from learning about Cybercrime.
Some attractive internships (albeit unpaid) are available with various state and city agencies for Fall 2015. While you will be more competitive for these positions if you have already done well in courses such as FCM 760 and FCM 742, you may apply for these at any point in your program progress. The experience of applying and interviewing is valuable even if you do not gain a position. International students are eligible for the Comptroller's and OAG internshipts and perhaps the NYC Dept of Investigtations position (we're checking on that).
NEW YORK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE – ALL PROGRAMS
The NY County District Attorney's Office internship enables graduate students to gain first-hand exposure to the criminal justice system and local law enforcement in the borough of Manhattan. Graduate students work closely with Assistant District Attorneys and other staff who are investigating and prosecuting criminal cases, providing support to crime victims, assisting with investigations, and analyzing pending legislation, among other tasks. Internship assignments will be based upon the graduate student's interests, skills, and the needs of the office. Applicants should have a solid academic record, but we consider academic performance to be only one indicator of an applicant’s potential. Equally important are the qualities of personal character, integrity, judgment, and maturity. Prior leadership experience and a demonstrated commitment to public service and the community are valued qualities. United States citizenship is not required for internship placement. As with all employment, the office is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or employment status. Given the diverse nature of our community, the ability to work with people of different backgrounds is critical. In addition, the office seeks to have staff that reflects the diversity of the community that we serve. To that end, we actively recruit minority applicants.
The NYC Comptroller’s Audit Bureau Fall 2015 Graduate Internship program reflects the Office’s commitment to offering advanced graduate students exposure to essential skill building, professional development and public service. The internship will give students who have coursework and experience in areas such as forensic cyber security, financial and performance audit and public administration inspection and oversight an opportunity to learn while working under close supervision of the Comptroller’s Audit Bureau staff. The Comptroller’s Office welcomes the opportunity to attract a diverse group of graduate students to help enable a mutual exchange of knowledge, experience and service to benefit this Office as well as the Graduate Audit Interns. We are seeking dedicated aspiring professionals who want to take an active role in fulfilling the Audit Bureau’s mission. Two Graduate Audit Interns will be placed in the bureau, working closely with junior and senior staff on special projects and data-driven research and analysis. Interns will have direct exposure to the GAGAS audit process, and a hands-on work experience. Applicants must be matriculated students currently enrolled in a CUNY John Jay Masters/Graduate degree program. A deep interest in public service and a responsible work ethic are essential. These are unpaid internships/maximum of 20 hours a week. Interns must be registered in a John Jay College internship course in their major for the Fall 2015 semester. (please inquire with the college internship office regarding the eligibility for graduate credits or assistance with registration).
The Masssachusetts Attorney General is sponsoring a three day conference packed with training from Monday, April 28 to Wednesday, April 30, in Norwood, MA, which is near Boston. The registration fee is $300, with an earlybird rate of $250.
The 2015 DFRWS conference is in Philadelphia, close enough for a day trip for D4CS students and faculty. It would be great if D4CS students organized a team to compete in the Forensics Challenge.
Graduate students can apply for travel funds to attend conferences. A few D4CS students have already been granted funds from this Student Government program. The deadline to apply for Spring 2015 is November 17 at 5PM. Check it out here: Student travel support
Congratulations to D4CS Professor Bilal Khan who has won an NSF grant that explores social networks through cellphone links. Check it out here:
TOWARDS A CELLPHONE-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HARVESTING DYNAMIC INTERACTION NETWORK DATA
You can purchase a personal student license for a full version of EnCase good for one year for $295. The license is good for academic work only. Contact Ben Fleet at email@example.com to apply. Guidance Software is no longer offering the discounted online course for EnCe certification.
D4CS students who want accounts on the D4CS Lab network and independent access to the D4CS Labs must agree to the D4CS Lab Use Policy.
Guidelines can be found here: D4CS Lab Use Policy (provisional)