A team of experts
from Indiana University of Pennsylvania is part of the 21st annual
Health, Safety, Security, and Environment Conference and Exhibition sponsored
by the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago.
The conference, “People,
Systems, Sustainability,” is expected to draw more than 400 professionals from
the business community, public sector, regulatory agencies, and nongovernmental
organizations and 40 corporate booths. It will be held November 14 and 15, 2017.
This event is the
organization’s primary initiative for the promotion of health, safety, security,
and environmental best practices and new concepts; sharing of information; and opportunity
to provide a neutral forum for discussion of controversial issues with
implications in these fields.
“IUP continues to be proud
of its expertise in the areas of information assurance and cybersecurity across
many different departments and disciplines,” IUP Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Timothy Moerland said. “It’s extremely gratifying to have
an international organization come to us for this third year for our expert
faculty and administrators. This is just one more illustration that IUP’s
outstanding reputation for faculty and program excellence is well deserved.”
“This is also a great
opportunity for IUP to continue our work to build academic partnerships and to
further develop contacts and relationships in this region and with international
companies,” Moerland said.
IUP-related participants include:
IUP has a history of excellence in the
field of cybersecurity and information assurance. IUP’s program is
unique because of its interdisciplinary character, blending the disciplines of
criminology and computer science. In addition to the development of computer
programs and systems for cybersecurity, IUP’s program focuses on cybercrime
detection, loss prevention, and how to collect the evidence to prosecute
October, an interdisciplinary team of faculty received a grant of $212,000 from
the National Security Agency to enhance cybersecurity education in western
was first selected as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information
Assurance by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland
Security in 2002, a recognition that the university continues to hold.
IUP is one of only nine institutions in Pennsylvania currently holding this
is a National Cyber Security Alliance “Champion,” recognized by the National
Cyber Security Alliance.
offers an annual Cybersecurity/Information Assurance Day, which features
nationally recognized security experts, as well as speakers from regional law
enforcement, government, security industry, and academia.
was recognized in a 2014 national survey of “Best Schools for Cybersecurity” by
HP Enterprise Security, released in October 2015. The university was ranked in
the top 25 percent of all cybersecurity programs in the nation. Only four
Pennsylvania colleges and universities were rated in the top quartile.