Cyber Security Seminar

  • Cyber Security Seminar

    November 7, 2019
    9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

    Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA

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  • Increased awareness and training will protect you and your company from cyber threats. IUP, S&T Bank, and InfraGard Pittsburgh Members Alliance will partner once again to bring this program to the region. This year’s event will be expanded to include four different tracks (Executive, General, Beginner Technical, and Advanced Technical).  More details and an agenda to follow.

    Date and Time

    • Thursday, November 7, 2019
    • 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (tentative)


    Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. 


    There will be sessions for  technical and non-technical personnel, and for executive decision makers.

    Cybersecurity experts will educate attendees on current and future trends in cyber security and what they can do to secure and defend critical information. This years’ event will have two keynote speakers, and sessions for general audiences, technical personnel, and executive decision makers. A CISO panel will conclude the program. We are currently accepting sponsors and proposals for speaking opportunities.

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    View the 2019 Flyer

    View the 2019 Agenda

    Speaker Bios

    CPE Credits will be available!


    “Excellent array of topics, selection and caliber of speakers!”

    “The quality of speakers was great. Each brought a unique perspective to the challenges faced in today’s cyber environment.”

    “Well organized, great event!”

    Sponsorship/Speaker Opportunities Available!

    Please contact Chrystie Raymond at for more information.

    Call for Proposals

    Speaker Bios

    Keynote Speaker: Matthew J. Kohler ’83

    Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/Director of Naval Intelligence

    A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Vice Admiral Matthew Kohler graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and was commissioned as a naval intelligence officer in 1984 through the Aviation Officer Candidate School.  Kohler holds master’s degrees in computer science from the US Naval Postgraduate School and in military history from the US Army Command and General Staff College.

    As an intelligence officer, he deployed worldwide supporting combat operations in numerous aircraft carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups. His early staff tours include US Naval Forces Europe, Bureau of Naval Personnel, Joint Warfare Analysis Center, US Special Operations Command, and Joint Interagency Task Force South.

    Kohler has served in fleet, interagency, and combatant command leadership positions as an information warfare officer since his promotion to admiral, including director of intelligence, US Africa Command; deputy director of Naval Intelligence, deputy commander, Fleet Cyber Command/US 10th Fleet; and deputy chief of Tailored Access Operations, National Security Agency. The US Navy’s Information Warfare Type Command was established during his most recent assignment as commander, Naval Information Forces.

    He assumed duties as deputy chief of naval operations for Information Warfare and the 67th director of Naval Intelligence in June 2018. 

    Kohler is the recipient of various personal, unit, and campaign awards, including the Edwin T. Layton Leadership Award, Distinguished Service Medal, and Defense Superior Service Medal.

    Keynote Speaker: Murat Ozturan ’89

    Migration Group Program Manager

    Murat Ozturan is migration group program manager at Microsoft, where he is responsible to drive all technology initiatives, tools, and services for migrating data related solutions/products from existing and competitive platforms to modern data platforms. 

    He was the chief technology officer of Asia, Pacific, and Japan for Microsoft Global Enterprise Services until July 2016 based out of Singapore. Murat was responsible for setting the technical strategy across Asia to align with trends, new solutions, and technologies. He also determined the direction for the architecture of high priority projects, setting and executing technology adoption programs, building and supporting technical communities, driving IP creation and usage, as well as contributing to technical quality assurance.

    He is a 24-year Microsoft veteran who is one of the founding members of Microsoft North Africa/Turkey region. He has strong field experience in the MEA region, South African, and Turkish subsidiaries in various technical capacities, from TS to practice manager to RM/PDM to the DPE lead, resulting in the claim to fame of successfully performing all possible technical roles in a field organization. He was also one of the first Enterprise Strategy consultants at Microsoft.

    Murat is involved in services, culture, and methodologies, and he was instrumental in developing and adopting services foundational principles, which will ultimately contribute to Microsoft Services’ aspired culture.

    After moving to Microsoft HQ, Murat joined the Enterprise and Partner Group of Microsoft as the technology development manager in the Global Alliance Team. Here he led the technical efforts in building innovative quality solutions with Microsoft’s key strategic partners like Accenture and Avanade. Later, he followed his goal to work in the product groups and joined the R&D team of Dynamics CRM. Murat has founded the Engineering for Enterprise group for Dynamics CRM as group program manager and grew the team to accelerate the adoption of new technologies as enterprise solutions for the product.

    Prior to Microsoft, Murat worked for Renault-France (automotive), and for a major bank in Turkey as an analyst programmer. He also has entrepreneurial experience with their family business.

    Speaker: Gary Johnson

    Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Director of Cyber Engineering

    Gary Johnson is a passionate cybersecurity professional and technology leader with extensive IT security experience that spans the public and private sectors. Gary is the director of Cyber Solution Engineering and Services and chief cybersecurity strategist at ISM. Prior to ISM, Gary held several different roles at Symantec, covering the federal government, state and local governments, and higher education. Those roles included solution engineering district manager, threat management specialist, compliance specialist, and solution architect. In addition, he supported the federal government customers at McAfee as a compliance and endpoint security specialist. His consulting experience included product-related solution design and implementation, penetration testing, cyber risk assessments, cyber program design and assessment, and strategic advisory to director, vice president, and C-level executives. Gary’s education includes a bachelor of science degree in information technology with a concentration in security and a master of arts degree.