Indiana University of Pennsylvania, InfraGard Pittsburgh Members Alliance, and S&T Bank will present the fourth annual cyber security seminar on Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Drive.
Registration is $10 and pre-registration is required. Attendance is free to any IUP student. Attendees can receive continuing professional education (CPE) units.
Two IUP graduates will be keynote presenters for the event: Matthew Kohler ’83, deputy chief of navel operations for information warfare and director of naval intelligence; and Murat Ozturan ’89, migration group program manager at Microsoft.
This year’s event has been expanded to include four different tracks: executive, general, beginner technical and advanced technical. The keynote presentations are designed for all attendees.
Topics and activities will include a General Data Protection Regulation update, a chief information security officer panel, awareness education, vendor sessions, and technical and non-technical sessions. Experts predict that cybercrime will cost up to $6 trillion by 2021.
Executive Track programming includes Ryan Moran, regional underwriting manager at Travelers Insurance presenting “Cyber Liability Insurance: Not a Matter of If, But When;” Lance Mueller from GreyCastle presenting on “Vendor Risk;” Robert Sheesley, CIO from The Wrench Group, presenting “Cybersecurity and Value Driven Leadership;” Trebor Evans, senior vice president and CISO at Dollar Bank, presenting “Using a Risk Based Approach to Managing Security;” and a presentation by Dennis Underwood from Cyber Crucible.
General track programming includes Thomas Dover from PAS-Grane Healthcare presenting “Using NIST for Security Assessment;” Fred Aldridge, special agent with the FBI in Pittsburgh, presenting “What is InfraGard and How It Works;” David Brocious from EmB Computing and Doug Hagy from Twin Lakes Consulting Corporation presenting “Suspect a Cyber Crime Has Occurred? Your First Call Should be to Law Enforcement.”
Beginner technical track programming includes Leia Shilobod, CEO of InTech Solutions Inc., presenting “Office 365 Security Insider Tips and Tricks to Secure Your Environment Today;” Charles Feller, Security Solutions engineer from Varonis Systems, presenting “Building a Data Classification;” Gary Johnson, owner of Evolve Consulting and Training, discussing “Combating Technical and Human Vulnerabilities;” Dan Grimaldi and Matt Jones from Tenable, presenting “See Every Asset, Secure What Matters.”
Advanced Technical Track presentations include Don Glavach, chief security officer, Cyber Security network, “That Breach and Your Company: A Journey Through Credential Stuffing;” a presentation by Clinton Walker, information security analyst and incident response and forensics from Highmark Health Enterprise; Meg Stiles, COO from Connectivity Communications, presenting “Cybersecurity and Safety Through User Training;” and a presentation from John Bloomer, director of security engineer and check point evangelist from CheckPoint.
The CISO panel will include moderator Robert Buckingham with Paul Grieggs, executive director of information technology security at IUP; Colleen Lyons from Lennox Hill Hospital; Kellie Morrow from Ellwood Group; Joe Veranese from National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining; and Evans.
IUP president Michael Driscoll will offer opening remarks.
The programming ends with a networking reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m., sponsored by the IUP Alumni Association.
Keynote presenter Kohler has deployed worldwide, supporting combat operations in numerous aircraft carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups. He has served in fleet, interagency, and combatant command leadership positions as an information warfare officer since his promotion to admiral. 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.
A native of Erie, he has a master’s degrees in computer science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and in military history from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
A 24-year Microsoft veteran, keynote speaker Ozturan is responsible to drive all technology initiatives, tools, and services for migrating data related solutions and 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.
He is a founding member of Microsoft North Africa-Turkey region and has strong field experience in the Middle East-Africa (MEA) region, South African and Turkish subsidiaries in various technical capacities. He was also one of the first Enterprise Strategy consultants at Microsoft.
After moving to Microsoft HQ, Ozturan 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 joined the R&D team of Dynamics CRM. He 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 his family business.
IUP offers a bachelor’s degree in computer science/Cyber Security Track and a minor in Cyber Security. The university and the Institute for Cyber Security has a history of excellence and leadership in cybersecurity education and information assurance.
IUP, along with a selected group of national universities, has been awarded funding for the 2019–2020 academic year from the Department of Defense in support of the Cyber Scholarship Program. In addition to the scholarship recruitment award, IUP received a Capacity Building award for a project titled “An Innovative Pedagogical Approach Based on Agile Methodology for Faculty Development in Cybersecurity.”
The goal of the Capacity Building Project is to find additional ways to recruit more students to enter the cybersecurity workforce. This goal will be achieved through a blend of faculty development, hands-on workshops, and the continued cultivation of relationships with local community colleges, which includes offering a number of workshops at surrounding community colleges.
IUP 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 12 institutions in Pennsylvania currently holding this recognition.
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 offenders.
The InfraGard Pittsburgh Members Alliance (IPMA) consists of a growing membership of professionals who are creating a more resilient critical infrastructure in western Pennsylvania.
Its membership includes representatives from 16 critical infrastructures, including the chemical, information technology, water supply systems, energy, emergency services, healthcare and public health, transportation, finance, and telecommunications sectors. More information about the organization is available at InfraGard Pittsburgh.
S&T Bancorp, Inc. is a $7.1 billion bank holding company that is headquartered in Indiana, Pa. and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol STBA. Its principal subsidiary, S&T Bank, was established in 1902 and operates locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. For more information visit S&T Bancorp, Inc. or S&T Bank.