You are invited to attend a series of free Cybersecurity Skill Improvement Weekend Workshops sponsored by IUP and the NSA. The next workshop will be held at Westmoreland County Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

This workshop is open to all interested middle school, high school, and college students and teachers. These workshops are designed to offer engaging sessions on the various aspects of cybersecurity. We encourage you to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to improve your cybersecurity skills! If you are interested, please see the registration steps below to make sure you reserve your spot.

Workshop Date/Time:

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.


E-mail An auto-reply will have further information about the event, as well as a Google Form to register. Space is limited, and registration will be first come, first served.

Workshop Location:

  • Westmoreland County Community College
  • Commissioners Hall (2303 and 2304), 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA 15697

Workshop Schedule:

  • 9:00 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Dr. Waleed Farag, IUP
  • 9:15–10:45: Guest Speaker, “Cybersecurity 101: A Hands-On Session”
    Dr. Isaac Porche
  • 11:00–12:30: “Greetings” from The Void: Communicating While Under Cyber Attack
    Dr. Ben Rafoth, IUP
  • 12:30–1:00: Lunch
  • 1:00–2:30: Global Cyber-Crises Simulation: WWIII?
    Dr. Dighton Fiddner, IUP

Institute for Cyber Security