Each year, the Institute for Cyber Security, in collaboration with the Computer Science Department, Center for Teaching Excellence, and IT Support Services, hosts Cyber Security/IA Day. This daylong event features nationally recognized security experts as well as speakers from regional law enforcement, government, security industry, and academia. Cyber Security/IA Day is open to the public, community colleges, and neighboring universities.

This Year's Information Assurance Day will be held on November 3, 2016.

Please join us in the Ohio room of the IUP HUB for a full day of talks. Presentations lined up for the event:

  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks, David Smith, chair of Computer Science
  • 9:15 a.m. "Cyber Security and IUP," Timothy Moerland, IUP provost and vice president for Academic Affairs
  • 9:30 a.m. "Unleashing the Power of Innovation," Daniel Goddard, director, Information Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 10:10 a.m. "Wireless Security RisksSpanning 75 Years of Security Information Myths," Joseph Jesson, CTO and technical advisor for Able Device
  • 10:50-11:00 a.m. Morning break
  • 11:00 a.m. "Cyber Security Awareness and Safety Tips for You, Your University, and Your Future," Kevin Dodds, chief information security officer, S&T Bank, former Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
  • 11:40 a.m. "Creatively Combating Cyber CrimeIn the ever evolving Global Theater," Daniel Larkin, director, Fraud Prevention - PNC Enterprise Fraud Group, former FBI unit chief
  • 12:20-1:10 p.m. Lunch break
  • 1:10 p.m. "The Current State of Cyberspace Operations in the Context of American National Security," Paul de Souza, founder of Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), former chief security engineer for AT&T
  • 2:00 p.m. Panel session "What Every College Student Should Know about Online Image, Privacy, and Security Issues," moderated by Theresa McDivitt, IUP Government Information/Outreach librarian. Panelists: Malissa Calderon, Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design; Amanda Marshal, coordinator of User Services, IUP IT Support; Sara Parme, IUP Scholarly Communications librarian; and Zachary Saeva, assistant director, IUP Career and Professional Development Center