Each year, the Institute for CyberSecurity, in collaboration with the
Computer Science Department and IT Support Services, hosts Cyber Security Day (known previously as Information Assurance Day). This day-long event
features nationally recognized security experts as well as speakers from regional law enforcement, the government, the security industry, and academia. Cyber Security Day is open to the public, community colleges, and neighboring universities.
Cyber Security Day Proceedings 2017
Please join us in the Stouffer auditorium. Presentations lined up for the event include:
Here is the Cybersecurity Day Brochure.
James Joshi is a professor of School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh, and the director and co-founder of the Laboratory of Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS), which has been designated
as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education and Research (CAE and CAE-R). He is an elected fellow of the Society of Information Reuse and Integration (SIRI) and a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM.
His research interests include access control models, security and privacy of distributed systems, trust management, network security, and security and privacy services in cloud computing, critical infrastructures, and social networking environments.
He is a recipient of the US NSF-CAREER award in 2006. He has served as program co-chair and/or general co-chair of several international conferences/workshops. He currently serves as the steering committee chair of IEEE CIC. He was a founder and
co-Editor-in-chief of EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing. Currently, he is the EiC of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He had also served in or is in the editorial board of several international journals. His work
has been recognized with Best Paper award in ACM CODASPY 2011 and BigData Congress in 2017, and Best Student Paper award in ACM SIGSPATIAL 2011. He is a co-editor of the book titled “Information Assurance: Dependability and Security of Networked
Systems” published in 2007. He has published over 120 articles as book chapters and papers in journals, conferences and workshops, and has served as a special issue editor of several journals including Elsevier Computer & Security, ACM TISSEC
(now TOPS), Springer MONET, IJCIS, and Information Systems Frontiers
Skip Irwin is an account executive for Wombat Security Technologies, a leading provider of security education that changes employee behavior. Founded in 2008, Wombat’s Security Education Platform includes integrated knowledge assessments, a library
of simulated attacks, and interactive training modules.
Isaac is a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation, where he currently serves as the director of the Acquisition and Development Program in the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center. As the director, Isaac overseas a wide range of projects
supporting the Department of Homeland Security and its components. He joined RAND in 1998 after graduating from the University of Michigan with a PhD in electrical engineering. He has led research projects for the US Navy, US Army, the Department
of Homeland Security, the Joint Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has served on the US Army Science Board supporting a number of its cyber-related panels. At the Institute of Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University,
Isaac serves as an adjunct instructor, where he teaches a graduate class titled Policy and Technology of Cyberwar. He has authored numerous RAND publications, peer-reviewed journal articles, and conference papers. He is also a frequent contributor
of op-eds and commentary for news outlets on military and science topics and has been quoted in other media outlets, including National Public Radio, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Baltimore Sun.
Isaac’s areas of expertise include cybersecurity, network and communication technology, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems, data mining, modeling and simulation, cybersecurity, rapid acquisition processes, and operations research
techniques. In 2016, he presented testimony on emerging cyber threats and implications before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. Isaac’s latest publication,
Cyber Power Potential of the Army’s
Reserve Component, focuses on research conducted on how to train, manage, and develop the Army’s cyber force.
Joe Harford is president and founder of Reclamere, a 16-year old information security company located in Central Pennsylvania that serves clients in highly regulated market sectors. The company has been providing its clients with information security
solutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Reclamere works with clients of all sizes and stages of the security maturity model.
David C. Brown, PMP, CISSP, is the founder of Business Complete Solutions®. He shows leaders of manufacturing companies how to grow their business, and improve their competitiveness while they manage the risk of cyber-attacks and Compliance penalties.
He has more than twenty-five years experience in manufacturing and seventeen in various cybersecurity roles. He has filled leadership positions in diverse engineering, consulting, and management positions at a wide variety of companies and industries.
He specializes in using cybersecurity tools, techniques, and procedures to enable companies to innovate and improve business profits. https://www.businesscompletesolutions.com/.