Cyber Security Seminar

  • IUP Office of Extended Studies, S&T Bank, and InfraGard PGH present:

    Securing Our Region: A Cyber Security Seminar 

    In 2016, the average unprotected computer was attacked more than once per second. You can protect yourself and your company with an increased awareness and understanding of cyber threats. IUP, S&T Bank, and InfraGard Pittsburgh Members Alliance have partnered to bring our region and you this event, providing an overview of current cyber threats. The presenters at this event will discuss insider threat, cyber fraud, and social media dangers.

    Our goal is to make our region more resilient to cybercrime and to help prevent you and your company from becoming a victim. This event is open to the public, and the key audience includes regional businesses, nonprofit organizations, education institutions, and law enforcement agencies in Western Pennsylvania. 

    Please join us for this informative event. Though this event is open to the public, preregistration is required. Full details are below.

    Register Here Date

    • Friday, June 23, 2017


    • 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m.—we will start at 9:00 a.m. Light refreshments will be available.

    Sponsorship/Vendor Opportunities

    Contact Mike Husenits at 724-357-7837 or for more information.

    Attendees who participate in the full event will receive from InfraGard a certificate for three educational contact hours. Additionally, IUP is offering two Continuing Education Units (CEU) for this training.

    8:30 a.m. Registration
    9:00 a.m. Welcome: Dr. Timothy Moerland, Provost, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    9:05 a.m. Keynote Speaker: An Update on Cyber Threats—Assistant United States Attorney James Kitchen, Western District of Pennsylvania
    9:45 a.m. Cyber Fraud: Creative Collaborations Combating Cyber Crime—Daniel Larkin, director of Fraud Prevention, PNC Enterprise Fraud Group
    10:15 a.m. Break
    10:30 a.m. Insider Threat: The Main Cyber Threat to Your Company—Jonathan Brown, CEO, Anthracite
    11:00 a.m. Social Media: Finding Weak Leaks and Improving Security—Stephanie Sjoberg, Information Security and Compliance Analyst, Giant Eagle
    11:30 a.m. Cyber Threat Panel Discussion with Regional Industry Partners, and Q&A
    • Dr. Trebor Evans, Dollar Bank
    • Paul Grieggs, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • Scott Deutsch, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining
    • Michelle Pirtle, Special Agent, FBI
    12:15 p.m. Final Remarks  

    Keynote:                                                            Keynote speaker J. Kitchen

    James Kitchen, Assistant United States Attorney, Deputy Chief, National Security and Cyber Section

    James Kitchen has been an Assistant United States Attorney for the past 13 years, currently serving in the Western District of Pennsylvania as the National Security Cyber Specialist, Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Coordinator, and the Deputy Chief of the National Security and Cyber Crime Section of the Office. Since being in Pittsburgh, he has led several notable cyber investigations, including those leading to pending indictments against five officers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army who hacked into six American companies, the indictment and arrest of the anonymized-e-mail bomb perpetrator at the University of Pittsburgh, and the shutdown of the Darkode criminal hacking forum as well as the conviction of several of its members.                                                      


    Speaker Bios:

    Jonathan Brown, CEO, Anthracite

    Jonathan Brown holds a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Public and International Affairs, with a focus in security and intelligence studies and a specialization in cyber intelligence. He completed an internship at the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and then went on the serve at the CIA in the Information Operations Center as an all source intelligence analyst. He transitioned to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service as a supervisory intelligence specialist and, while still at NCIS, held additional positions such as cyber-counterintelligence subject matter expert and deputy assistant director for the cyber analysis group. Moving into the private sector, Brown managed the cyber threat intelligence team at Capital One and is now the CEO of his own company, focusing on cyber threat intelligence and dark web collection to support small businesses.

    Daniel J. Larkin, Director of Fraud Prevention, PNC Enterprise Fraud Group

    Daniel J. Larkin established the first Cyber Fusion Unit for the federal government, enabling the government and law enforcement to effectively co-locate with subject experts (SME) from industry and academia, substantially enhancing resource sharing (personnel, technology, and intelligence) to the mutual benefit of all participants. This unique collaborative effort has also helped build crucial cross-sector trusted relationships as a vital foundation of this alliance.

    As the FBI unit chief of the Internet Crime Complaint Center, Larkin expanded the focus of this project to include hundreds of SMEs from industry and academia as major contributors of both intelligence and exceptional analytical skills. He also directed the development and successful completion of numerous international cybercrime initiatives, in which more than 500 arrests and millions of dollars in seizures were accomplished. 

    In addition, Larkin founded the National Cyber Forensic and Training Alliance, which brings together hundreds of cross-sector SMEs to collaborate in the ongoing fight against global cyber-crime. Larkin was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2008 from IUP.

    Stephanie Sjoberg, Information Security and Compliance Analyst, Giant Eagle, Inc.

    Stephanie Sjoberg is currently an information security and compliance analyst at Giant Eagle, Inc. She has been in the cyber security field for five years. She has experience in both physical and cyber security. She enjoys doing incident response and education and awareness training. Sjoberg developed her foundation in cyber security as a technical security analyst at United States Steel Corporation. Prior to cyber security, she created user accounts and assisted with security requests on the Identity and Protection Services Team. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Information Sciences. 

    Master of Ceremonies:

    Kevin Dodds, S&T Bank

    Kevin Dodds is S&T Bank’s board-appointed chief information security officer, responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and maintenance of S&T’s security program.

    Prior to joining S&T, Dodds served for over 31 years in federal law enforcement, 28 of those years as a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. He was assigned to various positions in the U.S. and overseas. He also served in joint duty assignments at the National Joint Terrorism Task Force, National Counterterrorism Center, and the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

    His executive appointments at NCIS include executive assistant director for Combating Terrorism, assistant director for Information Technology, chief information officer, and chief of Strategic Planning, Communications, and Policy. During his tenure at NCIS, He was appointed to the Defense Intelligence Senior Level Executive Service and was a commissioned senior intelligence officer in the Intelligence Community Senior Leadership Corps.


    Michelle Pirtle, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

    SA Michelle Pirtle has been with the FBI for 13 years and is currently based out of the Pittsburgh field office. With a master’s in computer science, her experience has centered on cyber investigations and the cyber threat landscape. SA Pirtle’s investigative experience has included criminal and national security matters, both stateside and internationally. SA Pirtle currently works to secure our nation’s critical infrastructures through collaborative relationships and information sharing. The cyber and physical threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure are the focal points of her outreach with industry, academia, and government. She is an FBI private sector coordinator overseeing the InfraGard programs in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

    Paul Grieggs, IT Security Manager, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Paul Grieggs is responsible for IT security, networking, and systems architecture. He has 30 years of IT experience. He was the founding director of IUP’s IT Security Office in 2015. Prior to his current position, he served as technical services manager at IUP and was responsible for networks, central systems, telecommunications, and IT security. Before joining IUP, he served as a technical consultant specializing in communication systems in the banking and health insurance industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Bonaventure University.

    Scott Deutsch, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining

    Scott Deutsch joined NCDMM in September 2012 as the manager of Communications and Special Programs with responsibility for a variety of the enterprise communications initiatives. He manages all aspects of the organization’s external communications to such mediums as web, social media, PR, print, trade shows, and other special outreach programs and events. Deutsch is a skilled and creative marketing professional with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked primarily in the high-tech manufacturing world as an independent consultant, marketing/communications manager, and creative director. Throughout his career, he has been a leader in marketing products and services to a wide range of industries using all of the tools of the modern marketer. Prior to joining NCDMM, he served as manager, North America Marketing and Communications for Kennametal within a global marketing team.

    Dr. Trebor Evans, PMP, CCISO, Dollar Bank

    Trebor Evans serves as the chief information security officer and a senior vice president for Dollar Bank, the largest independent mutual bank in the nation. In this role, he securely enables the business by managing risk in alignment with the company’s strategic goals. His 26 years of IT experience present from a variety of roles, including server administration, enterprise desktop management, large scale IT project management, security operations, and information security. Vertical industries prior to banking include education management, healthcare, and health insurance. He is an online adjunct professor for graduate courses in IT and cyber security for Southern New Hampshire University. He earned a leadership PhD from Robert Morris University and holds an MBA and a BS in IT from South University. His current academic pursuits include the Advanced Banking School through an association between Penn State and the American Banking Association.

    This event is open to the public. If you are not a member of InfraGard and would like to join, please visit the main InfraGard website.