The Computer Science Department, in collaboration with the Institute for Information Assurance at IUP, will host the first annual Information Assurance Day on November 7, 2008, from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., in Johnson Hall Room 247 at IUP.

Schedule of Speakers




Mr. Dominic Glavich,

Principal Information Systems Security Engineer

Concurrent Technologies Corporation


Incident Response, Tales From the Trenches


Mr. Daniel Larkin,

FBI's unit chief, Cyber Division,

National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA)


Responding to New and Evolving Threats to IA


Mr. Thomas Richardson,

Chief Systems Engineer, Asst Vice President, and Program Manager

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC),

Also featuring Mr. Brian Corl, IUP Computer Science intern at SAIC


Peripheral Topics to Information Assurance :

How Exposed' we all have become on the Internet

Voice Biometrics and the Unique Problems they Address

Using Visualization Tools to Show Complex Data Sets

Cyber Intelligence Preparation of the Environment

The Ike-504 Data Capture Tool


Tom Hendricks,

Deputy Chief, National Security Agency Blue Team,

Vulnerability Analysis and Operations, Information Assurance Directorate


Creating Value from Vulnerability

Biographical Information

Dominick (Dom) Glavach

Dominick (Dom) Glavach, CISSP is an IUP Alumni and Principal Information Systems Security Engineer at Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) with extensive experience in cyber-attack methods, trends, and counter measures; intrusion detection; computer incident response; and malware analysis. His work at CTC includes numerous Information Assurance projects for CTC and CTC customers. He has designed and implemented Internet exchange point Intrusion Detection Systems; served as a network attack subject matter expert for the National Defense University; developed and coordinated Cyber-exercises for CTC customers; and presented "*nix Computer Forensics" for the International High Technology Crime Investigation Association.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization providing innovative management and technology-based solutions to government and industry. Established in 1987, CTC operates from more than 50 locations with a staff of over 1,400 employees. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CTC's primary purpose and programs are to undertake applied scientific research and development activities that serve the public interest. We conduct impartial, in-depth assessments and technical evaluations that emphasize increased quality, enhanced effectiveness, and rapid technology transition and deployment. CTC offers a broad range of services and capabilities, coupled with real-world experience. For more information about CTC, visit

Daniel Larkin

Daniel Larkin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from IUP in 1982 and he was recognized as a 2008 distinguished alumnus for his vision to protect and empower the citizenry and enterprise of the United States against cyber crime and for his technological acumen in cyber security. Since 2006, he has served as the FBI's Unit chief of the Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit. Mr. Larkin established the first cyber fusion unit for the federal government enabling a more efficient impact of resources against new and evolving cyber crime schemes world-wide.

Mr. Larkin has co-authored the FBI's national cyber crime strategy. He initiated and managed undercover operations that resulted in dismantling internet-based illegitimate disaster relief fundraisers and other schemes. He also developed the Internet Risk and Resource Assessment Project to assist law enforcement and secondary educators about Internet child exploitation.

Thomas W. Richardson

Dr. Tom Richardson is currently a Chief Systems Engineer at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), an Asst Vice President (AVP), and also the Program Manager for SAIC's Center for Intelligence Innovation (Cii).

Tom earned a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (with a Network Security focus) from Iowa State University (ISU) in 2001, and he also holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University (ODU; Norfolk, Va) and a Masters degree in Systems Engineering from ISU.

One of Tom's many hats' is running SAIC's Center for Intelligence Innovation (Cii). The Cii is composed of physical facilities and resources whose purpose is to help generate new business for SAIC by producing white papers, proof-of concept prototypes, demos and technical solutions in support of Marketing, Business Development and the individual IISBU Operations and Divisions.

Brian Corl

Brian is a rising senior at IUP and is currently participating in IUP's internship program. Brian is pursuing a major in the Computer Science field with a focus on Information Assurance and a minor in Criminology. He is currently working as an intern at SAIC's Cii lab in Columbia, MD.

Thomas Hendricks

Deputy Chief, National Security Agency Blue Team,

Vulnerability Analysis and Operations, Information Assurance Directorate

Tom Hendricks is currently the Deputy Chief of the NSA Blue Team. The Blue Team conducts operational vulnerability evaluations for Department of Defense and other US Government customers. They identify security threats and risks under the Windows and UNIX environments, and in conjunction with the customer, analyzes the network environment and its current state of security readiness. The Blue Team's findings and technical expertise provide recommendations that integrate into an overall community security solution to increase the customer's cyber security readiness posture. The Blue Team leverages partnerships with experts in academia, private industry, and other governmental agencies to learn, and publish current information on security vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them.

Mr. Hendricks serves as the Security Education Academic Liaison (SEAL) between NSA's Information Assurance Directorate and IUP.

Tom holds a Master of Engineering Science degree in Computer Science from Loyola College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University. He is currently working to finish his dissertation for a Doctor of Science degree in Applied Information Technology from Towson University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).