Activities of the Institute for Cyber Security

  • Cyber Security/IA Day

    Each year, the Institute for Cyber Security, in collaboration with the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department 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. IA Day is open to the public, community colleges, and neighboring universities. 

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    The Institute for Cyber Security and IUP IT Support Services is proud to support National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Let’s all get involved and do our part to make the Internet safe and secure for everyone. Watch for security tips from IT Support Services and join in the competition.

    Information Assurance Club

    The Information Assurance Club is a student-led campus organization that promotes information assurance on campus. The club meets bi-weekly during the regular semesters to present latest topics in information assurance. Presentations from past meetings are available online.

    Lunchtime Hackers

    The Lunchtime Hackers is a student-led campus organization that investigates the latest developments in cyber security. This club meets bi-weekly during the regular semesters give mini-tutorials and hands-on demonstration of cyber security practices.

    Roundtable Discussions on National Cyber Security Issues

    The Political Science Department, in collaboration with the Institute for Cyber Security, hosts roundtable discussions the security experts from universities and industry to discuss national cyber security issues. These have resulted in a letter to the US Congress, publications, and support from IBM. These roundtable discussions are streamed to classrooms, where students can observe and ask questions.

    Summer Camps and Workshops for Students

    IUP holds summer camps for high school students on a wide range of subjects from science to humanities. The Institute for Cyber Security is pleased to be involved to promote cyber security and information assurance awareness. Furthermore, the Institute is activate in promoting opportunities for students to attend cyber security workshops at local and national events.