Institute for Information Assurance at IUP, in collaboration with the Computer Science Department, will host the sixth annual Information
Assurance Day on November 7, 2013, from 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at the Ohio Room in the HUB at IUP.
Photos from IA Day 2013.
Schedule of Speakers
Dr. Adam J. Lee is currently an assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He received the MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005 and 2008, respectively. Prior to
that, he received his BS in Computer Science from Cornell University. His research interests lie at the intersection of the computer security, privacy, and distributed systems fields.
Limin Jia is an Assistant Research Professor at CMU ECE&INI. She received her B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University. Her research interests
include language-based security, programming languages, logic, and program verification. Limin's research focuses on formal aspects of security. She is particularly interested in applying language-based security techniques as well as formal logic
to model and verify security properties of software systems.
Caren Saxe began her career with the Department of State in 1998 as a Presidential Management Intern in the Office of Computer Security and transitioned to the Foreign Service in late 2000. As a member of the Foreign Service, Caren serves as a cybersecurity
generalist, dealing with such diverse tasks as resetting encryption equipment in the North Pacific and leading joint U.S.-U.K. audit teams in London. Her previous assignments include serving as a Security Engineering Officer in Moscow, as the Regional
Computer Security Officer for East Asia and the Pacific in Manila, as the U.S. Technical Exchange Officer to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, and as the Officer-in-Charge of the Engineering Services Office in Tel Aviv. Currently, she
serves as the Chief of the Information Assurance Branch (IAB) at the Diplomatic Security Training Center, a DHS Center of Excellence. IAB is responsible for providing cybersecurity role-based, instructor led training to the Department of State and
other agencies through the DHS-sponsored Information Systems Security Line-Of-Business (ISSLOB) Program. This program has provided cybersecurity training to 88 federal Departments and Agencies.
Isaac Porche is a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation, where he serves as associate director of the RAND Arroyo Center's Force Development and Technology Program. His areas of expertise include cybersecurity; network and communication technology;
intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); information assurance; and computer network defense. He has led research projects for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Joint Staff, and the Office of the
Secretary of Defense. He is a member of the U.S. Army Science Board. His article “The Myth of Cyber Defense” is featured in the October 2012 edition of Proceedings
Magazine. In addition, he has published numerous journal articles and presentations on applications of networking technology to the warfighter. Prior to joining RAND in 1998, he was a software developer in the automotive industry. Porche received
his M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Cpl. Goodyear previously served as part of an Intelligence Company in the US Marine Corps. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and has been employed with the State Police for the past 19 years. During that time, he has served as a patrol officer,
a patrol supervisor, and a criminal investigator. Cpl. Goodyear is currently assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Computer Crime Unit and conducts undercover investigations involving the use of computers of other electronic devices. He
has been deputized by the US Marshals and is a member of both the state and federal Internet Crimes Against Children task forces.
For more information about Information Assurance Day, please contact Waleed Farag, director, Institute for Information Assurance, at
Directions to IA Day venue