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SCETalk – Developing Tools to Support Secure Software Design using Compass

Hey SCESoc! We have an upcoming SCETalk on Feb 1 at 6pm!

Zoom Link: https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/j/97520625344

Event details:

System architects, developers, and evaluators need simple and intuitive tools to help them design secure software systems. While a number of secure system design tools exist, it is hard for system architects and other stakeholders to keep up with the availability and improvement of these tools over time. This problem is compounded as more secure system design tools are released. To tackle these challenges, we developed Compass, a web-based toolkit to house secure system design tools. The goal with Compass is to create a one-stop-shop for secure system design tools to help system architects and other stakeholders keep up with the different tools and techniques to design secure systems. In this talk, we will discuss the need for developing adequate tools to support system architects and designers in developing secure software systems. We will introduce Compass and discuss its design and underlying technologies. Lastly, we will demonstrate several tools that have been developed for Compass and explain how students, researchers, and developers can create tools that are intuitive and effective along with how they can contribute with 4th year projects, undergraduate and graduate research, and more.

About the profs:

Dr. Jason Jaskolka is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Cyber Security Evaluation and Assurance (CyberSEA) Research Lab at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Software Engineering in 2015 from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario. His research interests include cyber security evaluation and assurance, threat modeling, security-by-design, and formal methods and data-driven approaches for software and security engineering. He is interested in applying his research to critical infrastructures, industrial control systems, cyber-physical and distributed systems, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Joe Samuel is a Software Development Engineer specializing in Security at Ford Motor Company. His role involves architecting and implementing security solutions for Ford’s existing and future connected vehicles and technologies. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering in 2019 and his Master of Applied Sciences in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2021 from Carleton University. His interests lie within the intersection of science, technology, design, and engineering. His scientific contributions aim to bridge the gap between research and its application in the real world.

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Dev Day

Hey SCESoc! The Carleton Computer Science Society (CCSS) is hosting a one-day hackathon called Carleton Dev Day. And SCESoc is going to be hosting a talk about how to build your first project. Are you looking to work on a side project or build a portfolio? Don’t know where to start? Come out and learn how to build a successful project. Also, join the Dev Day discord to be a part of the rest of the hackathon and attend other talks and workshops and have a day of hacking fun – https://devday.carletoncomputerscience.ca/.

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Prepping For Exams

Hey SCESoc, exams are approaching! Come out on Discord Dec 5 at 6pm for an exam prep workshop! The workshop will feature:

  • Common mistakes in study habits
  • Best study strategies according to science
  • How to specifically study for certain courses.
  • Mental health during exams

See you all there! (P.S. Mental health is very important, everyone please take care during the exam season!)

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Git Workshop

Hey SCESoc, we have an upcoming Git Workshop! The workshop will be held on November 21 at 12pm on Discord!

Set up your first Git Repository! Come out and learn the basics of Git and how to use it in your own projects. Git is a version control tool used everywhere in the Software Development industry. It’s used to maintain a history of the codebase and manage code in a collaborative environment between multiple team members. It’s a really valuable skill to have to secure your first software job.

This workshop will be interactive and by the end everyone will be able to set up their first git repository and push it to GitHub!

For anyone already experienced with Git, feel free to show up as well and help people that are learning it for the first time by answering questions 1-1 and sharing your insights.

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Makers Club

We have a new Club Within SCESoc!! It’s called the Makers Club. This club will aim to foster the a community around projects. It’s a club that works on side projects, supports each other and holds each other accountable. Projects are a great way to learn new skills and technologies, and a community around it will only amplify that aspect. For more information on how to get involved, check out our website at https://makers.scesoc.ca/, you can assign yourself the ‘Makers Club’ role on discord. We’ll be meeting up every Saturday @ 11am.

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Weekly Grind Hours

Hey SCESoc! We will be having weekly grind hours every Saturday at 11am here on discord! Come out and join us!

Disclaimer: Helping solve other individuals homework/assignment questions/problems is strictly discouraged during this session. Instead, we encourage explaining concepts and suggesting resources instead. This session will uphold all the regulations set by the Academic Integrity of Carleton University.

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Come to weekly grind hour to share what you’re working on, to offer support, etc! Session upholds all CU academic integrity regulations. #carletonu

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Embedded C Programming Workshop

Hey SCESoc! We have another academic workshop coming up in collaboration with CU InSpace! This workshop will help you get started with programming your own microcontrollers in C for personal projects! Zoom link: https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/j/91000420920

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SCETalk: What is data visualization?

Hey SCESoc! We have our very first SCETalk next Wednesday, October 13 at 6pm! Join us with Professor Fateme Rajabiyazdi, an Assistant Professor in the Systems and Computer Engineering department! The event will be hosted on zoom: https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/j/94981817028

See you all there!

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Seriously, what is programming?

Hey SCESoc! Our first academic event will be on Wednesday, September 29 at 6pm! (https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/j/91976260834)

Most programming courses just teach you the syntax of different languages without going into what programming really is and why we write code in the first place.
In this workshop, we’ll dive into a little bit of the history of computers and slowly work our way towards writing your first python program by first learning how to communicate with a computer (using bash commands).

See you there!