|MSBA-IS Audit student Marcy Wright receives her scholarship certificate from ISSA Los Angeles Chapter President Stephen Robinson for her paper on ?Law, Investigation, and Ethics.?|
|CIS student Ryan Pidanick receives his scholarship certificate for his paper ?The Need for Information Security? that discussed security issues in telecommunications, networking and the Internet.|
Two students from the College of Business Administration were each awarded $2,500 scholarships this month from the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Los Angeles Chapter.
Ryan Pidanick, a senior majoring in Computer Information Systems, and Marcy Wright, a graduate student in the Master of Science Business Administration (MSBA) program, were honored for their papers submitted for the academic excellence in writing component of the scholarship award.
Pidanick is currently working for Knight Communication as a telecommunications support technician and has an interest in computer forensics. His paper, ?The Need for Information Security,? discussed security issues in telecommunications, networking and the Internet.
Wright, a systems analyst for the Cal Poly Pomona Police Department, is currently an MSBA-IS Audit candidate and has a strong interest in computer forensics, and security and control of information systems. She is active in ISSA?s Inland Empire Chapter. Her paper, ?Law, Investigation, and Ethics,? explored the role of human behavior in computer network security.
?It?s great to have student-written products judged by a professional association,? says Fred Gallegos, MSBA-IS adviser and coordinator of the CIS internship program. ?It demonstrates the quality, skills and capabilities of our students in research, critical thinking, analysis and writing.?
ISSA Los Angeles Chapter President Stephen Robinson presented the scholarship winners with checks on Jan. 15 at Kellogg West.
?This is the beginning of a new collaboration with ISSA,? says Steven Curl, chair of CIS. ?Our original discussions with ISSA were for two full tuition scholarships for outstanding students in CIS and the graduate business program. I am pleased to see that we have realized these scholarships and that our students are recognized again for their excellence in this growing field.?
ISSA is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.