2019 Cybersecurity Day Presenters and Speakers
Dr. Farag, Director of IUP Institute for Cybersecurity, Opening Remarks
2019 Cybersecurity Day: Dr. Tim Moerland, IUP Provost
2019 Cybersecurity Day
2019 Cybersecurity Day: Dr. Francisco Alarcón
Dr. Bryant Wysocki, Associate Director, Information Directorate, AFRL, Rome, NY
2019 Cybersecurity Day: Participants
Dr. Stan Wenndt, AFRL, Rome, NY
Dr. Deanne Snavely, Dean, Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Mr. Brian Gouker, Division Chief in the National Security Agency’s College of Cyber
Dr. Guido Cervone, Associate Director of the Institute for CyberScience at Pennsylvania State University
Mr. Derek Leydig, Penn State Institute for CyberScience
Mr. Kyle Crain, Information Security Architect at the Pennsylvania State University
The 12th annual Cyber Security Day was held Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in the HUB Ohio Room from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
9:00–9:10 a.m.: Opening Remarks (Event history, ICS work and recent achievements, and logistics)
Waleed Farag, Director, Institute for Cyber Security and Professor of Computer Science
9:10–9:20 a.m.: Provost’s Remarks
Tim Moerland, IUP’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
9:20–9:30 a.m.: Chair’s Remarks.
Francisco E. Alarcón, Chair, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
9:30–10:20 a.m.: Cyber Science in an Exponentially Changing World
Bryant Wysocki, Senior Level executive, Technical Advisor for C4I and Cyber Systems for the AirForce and Associate Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY
10:20 a.m.–10:35 a.m.: A.M. Break
10:35 a.m.–11:25 a.m.: Is IoT Safe for Me?
Joel Michael Schwarz, senior
principal for Global Cyber Risk and associate
professor at Albany Law School.
11:25 a.m.–12:50 p.m.: Lunch Break
12:50 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Dean’s Welcome Message
Deanne Snavely, Dean, Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.: Cyber Career Opportunities
Brian Gouker, Division Chief in the National Security Agency’s College of Cyber
1:50 p.m.–2:00 p.m.: P.M. Break
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.: CyberScience and Geoinformatics for Target Detection
Guido Cervone, Associate Director of the Institute for CyberScience and Professor of Geoinformatics, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at the Pennsylvania State University
2:50 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: P.M. Break
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.: Cybersecurity in High Education: Securing Data In an Unsecured Environment,
Kyle Crain, information Security Architect at the Pennsylvania State University
3:50 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Conclusions
Waleed Farag, Director, Institute for Cyber Security at IUP
Bryant Wysocki, Senior Level executive, Technical Advisor for C4I and Cyber Systems for the Air Force and Associate Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY
Bryant Wysocki, a senior level executive, is the technical advisor for C4I and Cyber Systems for the Air Force and associate director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York. As the recognized national/international
authority on C4I and cyber systems, Wysocki provides technical oversight of these areas for the Air Force and advice on C4l and cyber systems to the highest level Air Force and government officials.
The mission of the Information Directorate is to lead the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting information technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace multi-domain forces. The directorate consists of more than 1,200 onsite
military, civilian scientists, engineers, and support personnel with an annual budget greater than $1.8 billion. Wysocki evaluates technical approaches and develops transition strategies for directorate technologies and serves as the senior scientist
liaison to external national and international partners across government, academia, and industry.
Wysocki started his active duty career with the Air Force as a nuclear weapons technician in 1991 and served in numerous technical and operational positions throughout his service as a development engineer and later as a civilian scientist. Previously,
as Information Directorate chief engineer, Wysocki was responsible for the development and implementation of tailored engineering policies, processes, and technical programs across the directorate’s broad spectrum of information science research and
development. He served the directorate as the primary authority on systems engineering and technology program management and provided technical oversight on directorate programs and engineering workforce development. Wysocki is a retired Air Force
officer with experience in industry, academia and government. He has a broad span of technical leadership experience with a diverse background in military operations, acquisitions, logistics, maintenance, program management, systems engineering, engineering
physics, fundamental research, and technology development.
Joel Michael Schwarz, Senior Principal for Global Cyber Risk, and Associate Professor at Albany Law School
Joel Schwarz is
currently senior principal for Global Cyber Risk LLC, a technology and
advisory services firm that provides first tier cybersecurity services to both
large corporations and small and mid-sized businesses. GCR has earned industry
respect for its expertise in internationally accepted best practices and
standards for cybersecurity programs. Schwarz is also
an associate professor at Albany Law School, where he developed and now
teaches graduate-level courses on cybercrime, cybersecurity, and privacy.
Prior to Global
Cyber Risk, Joel served as senior director for BSA| The Software Alliance,
where he was in charge of BSA’s Internet Enforcement program, combating internet-facilitated software infringement via multiple online channels. At
BSA, Schwarz was also responsible for overseeing BSA’s data analytics efforts
worldwide and was a member of BSA’s Global Data Protection Steering Committee,
responsible for ensuring compliance with GDPR and BSA’s privacy principles and
Prior to BSA,
Schwarz served as the National Counterterrorism Center’s first Civil
Liberties and Privacy officer, standing up and overseeing the NCTC Civil
Liberties and Privacy Office. Given his
experience with standing up a privacy office within NCTC, Schwarz was also
selected to help standup the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s
Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, established by
presidential memorandum in February 2015 as the federal lead for all intelligence
support in response to significant cyber incidents.
Before joining the
ODNI, Schwarz was an attorney with the United States Department of Justice’s
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, prosecuting cases
involving the use of the internet, and providing internet investigative/prosecution
training and technical assistance to governments and law enforcement around the
world. Prior to the Justice Department,
Schwarz worked as counsel on e-commerce for MetLife, and served as the New York
State Attorney General’s special counsel for Internet Matters, and assistant
attorney general with the Attorney General’s Internet Bureau.
Schwarz received his law
degree from Albany Law School, cum laude, and received his undergraduate degree
from the State University of New York Binghamton, cum laude. He subsequently completed
a certification in Advanced Information Technologies from New York University.
Brian Gouker is a division chief in the National Security Agency’s College of Cyber. He is responsible for several NSA and national programs. Brian directs the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense and Cyber Operations programs, the
GenCyber K-12 cyber summer camp initiative, a highly selective NSA technical summer internship program, the DoD Cybersecurity Scholarship Program, and manages advanced cyber education programs for NSA civilians and US Cyber Command military forces.
Brian is also the US government’s senior representative to the NATO Multinational Cyber Defense Education and Training Project which is building the strategy for International Military Cyber workforce development.
Brian is the past visiting professor and the first-ever chair for Cyber Studies at the US Army War College. He has completed external assignments at the FBI, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and with private industry. Brian was a two-term
member of the NIST Information Systems Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB), a government/academia/industry committee which provided advice to various government entities. Brian has also held numerous technical, leadership, advisory, and liaison cyber and
intelligence positions across NSA.
A retired Air Force officer, Brian holds technical and advanced degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, Houston Baptist University, and the US Army War College. Brian is fluent in American Sign Language and serves as a Special Olympics kayak coach.
Cervone is Associate Director of the Institute for CyberScience and Professor of Geoinformatics, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at the Pennsylvania State University. He also holds the appointments of Affiliate Scientist at the National Center
for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). He received a Ph.D. in Computational Science and Informatics in 2005, and M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science in 2000 and 1998. His expertise is in geoinformatics, machine learning, and remote sensing, and his research
focuses on the development and application of computational algorithms for the analysis of remote sensing, numerical modeling and social media spatio-temporal “Big Data.
Kyle Crain is the information security architect and team lead for the Consulting and Architecture group within the Office of Information Security (OIS) at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Kyle has worked at Penn State for 11 years
and has been involved with the Office of Information Security for eight years. During his time with OIS, he worked on a variety of key initiatives and services as a network security analyst and cybersecurity engineer before being named the information
security architect. Kyle believes in balancing security with usability to support the goals of the university and that security cannot be a one size fits all approach. He enjoys building relationships with university personnel to understand their
needs and help design approaches that are both secure and allow work to continue without introducing unnecessary complexities. Currently, the key initiatives his group is responsible for include: cloud security, Authority to Operate (ATO), Office
365 data security, and design and build of secure enclave environments. In his free time, Kyle likes to spend time with his wife and two children, playing golf in the warmer months, and skiing in the winter.
Joel Michael Schwarz, Senior Principal for Global Cyber Risk, and Associate Professor at Albany Law School
Guido Cervone, Associate Director of the Institute for CyberScience and Professor of Geoinformatics at Pennsylvania State University.
For more information about Cybersecurity Day at IUP, please contact Waleed Farag, Director, Institute for Cybersecurity, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 724-357-7995.
Each year, the Institute for Cyber Security, in collaboration with 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 the government, the security industry, and academia. Cyber Security Day is open to all IUP members, the public, community colleges, and neighboring universities.
Below is brief information about previous years’ events.