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Re: Student Workers in IS
From: Robin Polak <robin.polak () GMAIL COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 10:49:53 -0500

I have had students assist in the locating offending IP addresses within
network closets.  As well as involved them in the process of analyzing
packet captures to show them what to look for to identify potentially
malicious activity amongst valid network traffic.  However, I certainly
would not feel comfortable with students having any access to routing
equipment, firewall systems, nor user information databases.  To answer your
questions directly we do not have an IS group being that we are as small as
we are.  However, we certainly do emply students with the IT group.  FYI, I
am the Network Manager for the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale,
NY.  I have certainly been satisifed by the work of students that have the
motivation to learn about network management, security, and accountability.
Another role I have felt comfortable assigning to student is assessing
malware infected machines where it is abundantly clear the the user did not
intentionally violate our acceptable use policy.

On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 09:54, Di Fabio, Andrea <adifabio () nsu edu> wrote:

We are evaluating the possibility of hiring a student worker to help the IS
team.  I am curious to know who is currently employing student workers
the Information Security group and what kind of responsibilities and tasks
you are assigning to them.

Are you employing student workers in the IS group?

Are you satisfied and is it working out for you?

What tasks and responsibilities do you assign to a student worker?

What are the pros and cons of having a student worker help the IS team?

Any other comments or suggestions?

I will send back a summary of the responses received.

Robin Polak
E-Mail: robin.polak () gmail com
V. 917-494-2080

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