General Meeting 2: Tech Talk with Sandia Labs


Join us this Wednesday, January 30th, for our second general meeting with special guest Sandia National Labs! We’ll be pairing with the members of USC’s Society of Women Engineers to hear from these three fantastic speakers! Here’s a little bit of background about each of them but be sure to come out to the event to hear what they have to say about cryptography, attack techniques, and network deception!

Jina Lee – Jina Lee received her PhD in computer science from University of Southern California. Her PhD research focused on building computational models of human behaviors and social interactions for virtual humans. At Sandia, she has been applying machine learning and data science methods to various topics including anomaly detection in network traffic, dynamic topic modeling, and illicit trade activity detection.

Denise Grayson – Denise Grayson is a computer scientist who specializes in incident response, network defense and forensics. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Tulsa and has worked for 10+ years in cyber security on federal government networks. At Sandia, she is part of the enterprise cyber security team working to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber incidents.

Vince Urias – Vincent Urias is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, where he has spent the last fifteen years conducting cyber security research and development. His research areas include cyber testbedding, cyber deception, cyber modeling and simulation, as well as cyber analytics, cloud computing, and networking​.


More event details here.

Deloitte Cyber Threat Competition


The Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition consists of two rounds. The highlight of this competition is a live, in-person event in which finalists engage in a Cyber Simulation at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas. Students will have the opportunity to present to, and meet with, leaders from Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory’s Cyber Risk Services practice.

Round 1
Compete with students from 15 schools in an online business and technology knowledge questionnaire in which you’ll be scored on the number of correct responses. Engage in a set of online cyber hacking challenges that test the breadth of your business and technical understanding. Up to four competitors will be invited to comprise the team that will represent their school in the Round Two Cyber Simulation.

Round 2
The teams will face off at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas, for a two-day Cyber Simulation. Each team will apply logic, creativity, and problem-solving skills to real-world cyber challenges, and showcase presentation skills to a panel of Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Cyber Risk Services leaders. Scholarship prizes are awarded to the three top performing teams. The first place team takes home the largest scholarship award, the Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition trophy, and bragging rights!