Indiana University of
Pennsylvania will again send a team of experts to the Health, Safety,
Security, and Environment Conference and Exhibition sponsored by the
American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago.
Now in its 20th year,
this year’s conference theme is “Innovative HSSE Strategies for Today’s
Challenges.” It is the country's largest
gathering of professionals from the fields of occupational safety and health,
security, environment, and disaster management under the same roof. It is being
held November 8 and 9, 2016.
“It’s gratifying to
see IUP experts being called upon again this year to participate as presenters
for this international event,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic
Affairs Timothy Moerland. “The invitation to IUP experts certainly
speaks to IUP’s outstanding reputation in the field of safety and cyber
invited to attend this year’s conference include:
Bill Balint, IUP’s
chief information officer, coordinated the conference’s first-ever cyber
security track in 2015. IUP Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Col. Tracy
Settle made the initial connections between IUP and the American Chamber of
Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago.
IUP has a history of
excellence in the field of cybersecurity and information assurance.
The university was
recognized in a 2014 national survey of “Best Schools for Cybersecurity” by HP
Enterprise Security. 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.
IUP is a National
Cyber Security Alliance “Champion,” recognized by the National Cyber Security
Alliance, and the university is a recent recipient of a grant from the National
Science Foundation to support women and minorities in cybersecurity. It has
received several NSF grants related to this discipline.
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 reaffirmed in 2015. 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 cybersecurity