Seidenberg alumnus Doug Kandl visited the Seidenberg School at both Pace campuses this week. To audiences at Pleasantville and NYC, Doug gave presentations on his work with the US Army, the MTA, and more – with a focus on cybersecurity. He spoke about the state of the Department of Defense’s use of technology and where it hopes to be in the future.
Doug works in the Cyber Center of Excellence, with the responsibility of training the signal force and the cyber force, as well as working on future developments that allow soldiers to do the best job with the best technologies.
He also spoke about the opportunities available to Seidenberg students, who can apply for scholarships that will allow their tuition to be paid for by the US Government, along with a stipend. Those interested can also check out USAJOBS.gov for internship opportunities. The US Army has several partnerships with Pace – Research and Development, Development of Courseware, and Internships.
After speaking about his job specifically, Doug moved on to discussing general trends in cybersecurity, such as innovative ways cyber criminals are hacking into systems. One such path was through supply chain infiltration, so instead of attacking an organization directly, hackers will infiltrate somewhere along the supply chain in order to get into the system more covertly.
Douglas Kandl ’14 holds a bachelor’s in Information Technology, a master’s in Information Systems, and was a scholar in the Department of Defense Information Assurance Program. During his time at Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Doug gained several excellent internships, including working for Standard & Poor’s and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. On arrival at Pace in 2010, Doug immediately began work on revitalizing Pace’s struggling Jewish student organization, Hillel, with great success. Thanks to his many academic achievements, Doug currently works at the Department of Defense, where he applies and expands his expertise in cybersecurity on a daily basis.