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CSFI Internship Program (Apply Now!)

CSFI Internship Program

CSFI Internship Program

CSFI is always looking for individuals with light administration experience, very sociable, trustworthy, preferably attending college, or looking for a change in career to join the IT security industry. Must provide resume, willing to interview, and undergo vetting process. This is an unpaid internship opportunity with some light paid opportunities at events.

****Must live near DC and VA****
Must have transportation
Must be able to spend a minimum of 10 hours/month at a CSFI office in VA/month
Must be a US Citizen
US Veterans preferred
College students wanting to become involved with cyber security/cyberspace operations are encouraged to apply
Must be willing to help manage CSFI booths at events

POSITION:
CSFI Event Manager (works under the direct supervision of CSFI Directors/Fellows/Senior Managers)

CSFI Volunteers Wanted – The Cyber Security Forum Initiative is looking for volunteers/interns in the D.C. area to help with cyber security marketing, and events. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the cyber community! Please send your resume to contact@csfi.us if you are seriously interested.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY AREAS
* Implementation of marketing plans, including product positioning, campaign strategies, and market strategy insights.
* Discovery of strategic opportunities through cross function collaboration with CSFI Staff members
* Marketing
* Provide product/service support in order to establish proper channels of information and communication
* Responsible for branding, advertising, trade shows, company events and promotional collateral

Work with management on projects dealing with media relations, business communications, success stories

CORE COMPETENCIES:
These are personal traits that will best help the candidate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job
Judgement and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
* Integrity – Job requires being honest and ethical
* Initiative – Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
* Leadership – Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction
* Achievement/Effort – Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks
* Dependability – Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations
* Social Orientation – Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job
* Attention to Detail – Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
* Cooperation – Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
Candidate must be very articulate, have a sense of humor, easygoing, but very disciplined. We need a culture fit!

Commitment: 6 months unpaid internship.

****Benefits of volunteering with CSFI for this position:

FREE CSFI training leading towards cyberspace Operations certification/training
Opportunity to network with unique contacts
Exposure to the cyber domain
Professional personal couching leading to career goals in cyber security
Letter of Recommendation from CSFI upon successful completion of internship program

CSFI is an organization certified by the PVSA (The President’s Volunteer Service Award).

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inNOVAtion Hackathon (POST EVENT COVERAGE)

Hackathon

http://www.novahackathon.org 

www.csfi.us 

The inNOVAtion Hackathon event sponsored by True IA http://true-ia.com was a superb event covering innovation, national security, and collaboration! CSFI was honored to have an active role as a media sponsor, and participant of such event. We are looking forward to the next one. CSFI would like to share some of the event’s highlights.

Mr. Steven Covey, True IA Managing Director, the inNOVAtion Hackathon crew, and True IA VP Mr. Nathaniel Wade at the True IA booth.

Mr. Steven Covey, True IA Managing Director, the inNOVAtion Hackathon crew, and True IA VP Mr. Nathaniel Wade at the True IA booth.

inNOVAtion Hackathon President Thomas Mitchell and Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder

inNOVAtion Hackathon President Thomas Mitchell and Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder

inNOVAtion Hackathon Command and Control (Making it happen!)

inNOVAtion Hackathon Command and Control (Making it happen!)

Hey don't look at my screen!

Hey don’t look at my screen!

inNOVAtion Hackathon Staff

inNOVAtion Hackathon Staff

General Dynamics providing plenty of sweets! Keeping our hackers wired. Nicole Warshauer, Cyber Security and Software Developer Recruiter at General Dynamics and Michele Randall, Talent Network Initiative at General Dynamics Information Technology; Cyber, Software Development and Service Desk.

General Dynamics providing plenty of sweets! Keeping our hackers wired.
Nicole Warshauer, Cyber Security and Software Developer Recruiter at General Dynamics and Michele Randall, Talent Network Initiative at General Dynamics Information Technology; Cyber, Software Development and Service Desk.

Dr. Letteer is the Marine Corps Senior Information Security Official (SISO) and the Chief of the Cybersecurity Division of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Department at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.  As such, he is responsible for and oversees all Cybersecurity (CY) tasks, standards, and conditions within the Marine Corps, which includes Computer Network Defense (CND), Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Electronic Key Management Systems (EKMS), and Certification & Accreditation (C&A).

Dr. Letteer is the Marine Corps Senior Information Security Official (SISO) and the Chief of the Cybersecurity Division of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Department at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. As such, he is responsible for and oversees all Cybersecurity (CY) tasks, standards, and conditions within the Marine Corps, which includes Computer Network Defense (CND), Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Electronic Key Management Systems (EKMS), and Certification & Accreditation (C&A).

Anthony de Souza manning our CSFI booth.  C/2d Lt Anthony de Souza Flight Commander

Anthony de Souza manning our CSFI booth.
C/2d Lt Anthony de Souza
Challenger 1 Flight Commander

Nathaniel Wade and Paul de Souza CSFI would like to recognize Mr. Nathaniel Wade's commitment to our American national security, for inspiring an entire crowd of IT college students and to help them understand their important role in helping defend our nation's cybersecurity posture in cyberspace. I know Mr. Wade personally, and I know of his commitment to America. I am honored to have the opportunity to know Nathaniel, and to be able to learn from him.

Nathaniel Wade and Paul de Souza
CSFI would like to recognize Mr. Nathaniel Wade’s commitment to our American national security, for inspiring an entire crowd of IT college students and to help them understand their important role in helping defend our nation’s cybersecurity posture in cyberspace. I know Mr. Wade personally, and I know of his commitment to America. I am honored to have the opportunity to know Nathaniel, and to be able to learn from him.

Christine de Souza is a seasoned cyber security professional working as an Information System Security Officer specializing in Government compliance. She is a Director of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, where she volunteers her talents to help further the cause of cyber awareness and collaboration. Christine also serves in the 175th Cyber Operations Group of the MD Air National Guard in support of US CYBERCOMMAND, where she participates in the Exercise Cell and the State Partnership Program for Peace. She earned her Master's in Cybersecurity with dual specializations in Intelligence and Forensics from Utica College. Christine de Souza presented on RMF.

Christine de Souza is a seasoned cyber security professional working as an Information System Security Officer specializing in Government compliance. She is a Director of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, where she volunteers her talents to help further the cause of cyber awareness and collaboration. Christine also serves in the 175th Cyber Operations Group of the MD Air National Guard in support of USCYBERCOMMAND, where she participates in the Exercise Cell and the State Partnership Program for Peace. She earned her Master’s in Cybersecurity with dual specializations in Intelligence and Forensics from Utica College.
Christine de Souza presented on RMF.

Special thanks to TONY ERSKINE for serving a tour as a paratrooper in the armed forces where he earned the Purple Heart and Army Commendation medals. Tony is a very talented coder. The audience had the opportunity to attend his awesome presentation.

Special thanks to TONY ERSKINE for serving a tour as a paratrooper in the armed forces where he earned the Purple Heart and Army Commendation medals.
Tony is a very talented coder. The audience had the opportunity to attend his awesome presentation.

Anthony de Souza and Christine de Souza

Anthony de Souza and Christine de Souza

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Visit the National Cryptologic Museum

Visit the National Cryptologic Museum @NSAGov honor those who serve in silence #NSA #Paul de Souza #CSFI

Visit the National Cryptologic Museum @NSAGov honor those who serve in silence #NSA #Paul de Souza #CSFI

Visit the National Cryptologic Museum @NSAGov honor those who serve in silence #NSA #Paul de Souza #CSFI

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Career Thoughts

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to manage and run one of the biggest and most active forums on the Internet dealing with cyber warfare and cyber security – CSFI (The Cyber Security Forum Initiative). With over 16 years of cyber security experience, I continue to actively raise Cyber Warfare/Cyber Security awareness worldwide. I have worked as a Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where I designed and approved secure networks for MSS. I have also consulted for several governments, military and private institutions on best network security practices throughout my career.

CSFI and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division), CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division) and CSFI-WD (Wireless Division) continue to grow and expand with more than 60,000 information security members.

One of my personal goals is to serve our security community to the best of my abilities, in the protection and defense of our American national security interests, the American people, and that of our international partners. I am always ready to serve and to give of my time and skills to help our society with the growing problems we experience in cyberspace. I thank God and my family for the opportunities I have had in life and the most precious of all opportunities, which is the chance to serve others. I love what I do, and I appreciate all the support I have received from friends, family and our CSFI members.

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Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director