Tag Archives: Information and Computer Sciences

Cybersecurity career information sessions

Mid-career worker and veterans who are seeking to transition into cybersecurity should attend an informational session to learn about  free cybersecurity training to qualified individuals.

Register to attend an information session, hosted by Metropolitan State University in collaboration with government agencies.

Register using this link for one of the required information sessions:

Session dates and times: 

  • Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13,  from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Session swill take place  at the Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center (LIB-Room 132), 645 East 7th St., Saint Paul.

Contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

Click here to download the event flyer

March 23: Master of Science in Computer Science informational session

Computer skills are needed in all organizations, and individuals with those skills are in high demand in the workplace.

The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) and Professional Science Master in Computer Science (PSM-CS) provide students with cutting-edge training in data management, software engineering, computer security and distributed systems.

An informational session about the MSCS/PSM-CS programs will be 4:30-5:30 p.m., March 23, in the Science Education Center, room SEC 311,  Saint Paul Campus.  Refreshments will be served.

Space is limited.  RSVP here.

If you are unable to attend this session, please contact Aud Wengronowitz at anongsri.wengronowitz@metrostate.edu to discuss the programs or set up a meeting.

Oct. 22: Cyber Security Month and conference

Cyber Security doesn’t have to be scary. Join Metropolitan State’s Cyber Security and Forensics Student Organization (CSFSO) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, Saint Paul Campus, New Main, room L206.

  • Internet Safety Workshop for Children & Families
  • Workshops on Social Media Security, Mobile Device Security, and how to secure your home network
  • Free security checkup and cleaning of computing and networking devices

RSVP for a free evaluation of your connected devices. Bring your computing (laptop/smartphone, etc.) and networking (WiFi router, etc.) devices along with any installation disks that came with the device. Metropolitan State students will evaluate the device’s security as well  as:


  • Virus detection and removal
  • Internet saftety workshops
  • Social media security and privacy settings

This free event is sponsored by the CSFSO, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES), Trio Upward Bound Program, Saint Paul Public Library Dayton’s Bluff Branch, Library and Information Services. Parking is available in the university parking ramp. Refreshments provided.

For more information, view event flyer and the conference agenda.


Computer forensics team takes 2nd place in state Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Minnesota-CCDC-Branding-ElementMetropolitan State’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) Team placed second at last Saturday’s state competition. The team is comprised of computer forensics students in the Information and Computer Sciences Department and this is the second year they’ve competed in the state CCDC.

Using current hardware and software standards, the competition asks teams to apply the theory and practical skills they’ve learned in their coursework to detect and defend their networks against real-time threats posed by another team.


This year’s team included: Muhammed Motala, Ozkan Kahveci, Corey Solberg, Seth Moudry, Nick Hanzlik, Christopher Crayne, Christopher Nelsen, Warsame Ali, Hachem Alassaad, Wan-Ju Chen and Nematullah Nazari. Team support was provided by Dmitri Poberejnii, Alex Hepp, Brian Thill and Matthew Weikert.

Team coach Faisal Kaleem, associate professor, Information and Computer Sciences, said of the competition, “The team did extremely well as we were only five points behind the first time. I would say the margin is shrinking and hopefully next time we will make it to regional.”