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 13th annual Cyber Security Day was held Tuesday, October 20, 2020, live via Zoom.
9:00–9:10: Provost Remarks
Dr. Tim Moerland, IUP’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
9:10–9:20: Opening Remarks
Dr. Deanne Snavely, Dean, Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
9:20–9:40: Event history, ICS work and recent achievements, and logistics.
Dr. Waleed Farag, Professor of Computer Science and Director, Institute for Cyber Security at IUP
9:40–10:30: Cybersecurity and Privacy: Challenges Ahead
Dr. James Joshi, Professor and Director of LERSAIS, School of Computing and Information, the University of Pittsburgh
10:30–10:45: Morning Break
10:45–11:35: Cyber Attack Life Cycles
Dr. Isaac Porche, Deputy Director of the Applied Research Lab at Penn State University
11:35–12:50: Lunch Break
12:50–1:00: Welcome Message
Dr. Francisco E. Alarcón, Chair, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
1:00–1:50: Digital Rights Management for the Masses
Dr. Jack Lange, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh
1:50–2:00: Afternoon Break
2:00–2:50: Building Digital Resilience
Mr. Murat Ozturan, Business Architect Director, Azure Data & AI at Microsoft Corporation
2:50–3:00: Afternoon Break
3:00–3:50: So You Want to Work in Cybersecurity?
Panel Discussion : Dr. Amy Diehl, Mr. Tom Dugas, and Mr. Paul Grieggs
Dr. Waleed Farag, Director, Institute for Cyber Security at IUP
James Joshi is a professor of School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh, and the director/founder of the Laboratory of Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS). He is currently serving as an NSF
program director in the Computer and Network System division and in the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program. He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Information Reuse and Integration, a senior member of the IEEE, and a distinguished member
of the ACM. His research interests include access control models, security and privacy of distributed systems, trust management, and secure and privacy-preserving Machine Learning. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2006. He established
and managed the NSF CyberCorp Scholarship for Service program at Pitt in 2006 (two rounds). He also established LERSAIS as a NSA-designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (both CAE and CAE-R) and has been managing it.
Isaac Porche received his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Michigan. He currently heads the Communications, Information, and Navigation Office at Penn State’s Applied Research Lab. Most recently, Porche was a research
scientist and chief engineer at General Dynamics Mission Systems. Previously, he worked as a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation and program director for the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center. He also served as associate director of
the RAND Arroyo Center's Forces and Logistics Program. His areas of expertise include acquisition, homeland security, cybersecurity network and communication technology, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, information assurance, big data,
and cloud computing. 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.
Before joining the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 2010, John “Jack” Lange received his PhD and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Northwestern University (2006 and 2010). Prior to that he received a BS
in computer engineering as well as a BS in computer science, also from Northwestern University (2003). Over the past 15 years his work has focused on high performance computing and operating systems, as well as networking, virtualization, and distributed
systems. More recently he has begun conducting research into practical system architectures to ensure user-oriented security and privacy. Currently he is working on leveraging hardware support to allow users to retain control of personal data in the
era of cloud computing and social media services.
Murat Ozturan is a proud graduate of IUP in 1990 with a computer science degree. He is business architect director in the Customer Success Unit responsible for Azure Data&AI. He is accountable for driving business and technology strategy for Data&AI solutions
architecture and engineering in worldwide commercial business; working closely with key stakeholders across engineering, marketing, and field organizations; and driving customer success for cloud implementations. Previously, he was an Azure Data engineering
member responsible for driving all technology initiatives, tools, and customer services for migrating data-related solutions/products from existing and competitive platforms to modern data platforms. He was also responsible for building OSSDB (PostgreSQL,
MySQL, MariaDB) partner ecosystem. He was the CTO of Asia, Pacific, and Japan for Services until 2016, based out of Singapore, responsible for setting the technical strategy in services across Asia. He is a Microsoft veteran who is one of the North
Africa/Turkey region's founding members. He has substantial field experience from TS to practice manager, resulting in a claim to perform all possible technical roles in a field organization successfully. Before Microsoft, Murat worked for Renault-France
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Amy Diehl received her PhD in 2013 in administration and leadership studies from IUP. She also has bachelor’s degrees in computer science and French from Shippensburg University as well as an MBA from Frostburg State University. Amy has worked in higher
education information technology for the past 25 years, currently serving as associate vice president and chief information technology officer at Shippensburg University. Cybersecurity has been part of her portfolio since the beginning of her career;
not just from a technical perspective, but also including security policy, safeguarding processes, and risk assessment. She leads the university through the creation of a comprehensive annual information security plan, and she developed the university’s
employee information security education program. Amy is also a regular speaker at conferences on challenges experienced by women leaders as well as a guest lecturer and consultant on gender bias. She was recognized in 2019 by the Central Penn Business Journal as
a Woman of Influence.
Tom Dugas is responsible for leading the information (cyber) security program to protect the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of data and systems at Duquesne University. Tom is a certified information systems security professional and is a
graduate of Robert Morris University with a master’s degree in communication and information systems and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with majors in accounting and management information systems. In 2019, Tom was recognized as the
CISO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council. Tom serves as a leader within the region as a co-leader of the Greater Pittsburgh CISO Group, a member of the Advisory Board for the Pittsburgh CIO Forum, and part of the Governing Body of the
Pittsburgh CIO Executive Summit.
Paul Grieggs is responsible for IT security, networking, and systems architecture at IUP. Paul has over 30 years of IT experience. He was the founding director of IUP’s IT Security Office in 2015. Prior to his current position, he served as Technical
Services manager at IUP and was responsible for networks, central systems, telecommunications, and IT security. Before joining IUP, he served as a technical consultant specializing in communication systems in the banking and health insurance industries.
Paul was selected as a finalist for Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Chief Information Security Officer of the Year award in 2019. Paul holds a BBA degree from St. Bonaventure University.
James Joshi, Professor and
Director of LERSAIS, School of Computing and Information, the University of
Isaac Porche, Deputy Director of the Applied Research Lab at Penn State
Jack Lange, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of
Murat Ozturan, Business Architect Director, Azure Data and AI at Microsoft Corporation
Panel Discussion: Amy Diehl, Tom Dugas, and Paul Grieggs
For more information about Cyber Security Day at IUP, please contact Waleed Farag, director, Institute for Cybersecurity, at email@example.com, 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.