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Securing Our Region: A Cyber Security Seminar

InfraGard Pittsburgh, IUP, and S&T Bank

Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Securing Our Region: A Cyber Security Seminar

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InfraGard PGH, IUP Office of Extended Studies, and S&T Bank Present:
Securing Our Region: A Cyber Security Seminar

In 2016, the average computer was probed more than once per second by an external entity unless it is in a protected network.  IUP, S&T Bank and InfraGard Pittsburgh Members Alliance have partnered to bring our region and you this event. With increased awareness and understanding of the cyber threat, you can better protect your company and yourself.  In addition to an overview of the cyber threat, presenters will discuss social engineering and its impacts, business email compromise, and ransomware.  Our goal is to make our region more resilient to cyber incidents and work to prevent you and your company from being a victim.  This event is open to the public, and the key audience includes regional businesses, non-profit 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, pre-registration is required. Full details are below.  

Date:        June 23, 2017
Time:       9:00 am to 12:30 pm  Doors will open at 8:30.  
Please arrive between 8:30 & 9:00, to start at 9.  Light refreshments will be available.
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA.
Parking Information:  Available at

Attendees who participate in the full event will receive from InfraGard a certificate for 3 educational contact hours.  Additionally, IUP is offering 2 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for this training.  


  • 8:30 am – Registration - Vendor table open
  • 9:00 am – Welcome
  • 9:05 am – Keynote Speaker - An Update on Cyber Threats
         Assistant United States Attorney James Kitchen, Western District of Pennsylvania

  • 9:45 am – Cyber Fraud - Creative Collaborations Combating Cyber Crime
         Daniel Larkin, Director of Fraud Prevention, PNC Enterprise Fraud Group
  • 10:15 am – Break - Vendor tables open
  • 10:30 am – Insider Threat - Insider:  The Main Cyber Threat to Your Company
        Jonathan Brown, CEO, Anthracite
  • 11:00 am – Social Media - Finding Weak Leaks and Improving Security
        Stephanie Sjoberg, Giant Eagle
  • 11:30 am - Cyber Threat Panel Discussion with Regional Industry Partners and Q & A
        Trebor Evans, Dollar Bank
        Paul Grieggs, IUP
        Scott Deutsch, NCDMM
        Michelle Pirtle, FBI
  • 12:15 pm – Final Remarks

If you would like to be a Sponsor for this event, please contact Michael H. Husenits, Director of Operations, IUP Office of Extended Studies
 phone: 724-357-7837

Speaker Bios:

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-email bomb threatener at the University of Pittsburgh, and the shutdown of the Darkode criminal hacking forum as well as the conviction of several of its members.

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 Government/Law Enforcement to effectively co-locate with Subject Matter Experts (SME's) 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 the alliance. 

As the FBI Unit Chief of the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Mr. Larkin expanded the focus of this project to include hundreds of SME's 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 cyber-crime initiatives, in which more than 500 arrests and millions of dollars in seizures were accomplished.

In addition, Mr. Larkin founded the National Cyber Forensic & Training Alliance (NCFTA), which brings together hundreds of cross-sector SME's to collaborate in the ongoing fight against global cyber-crime.  Mr. Larkin was honored as Distinguished Alumni in 2008 from IUP.

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 CIA in the Information Operations Center as an all source intelligence analyst.  Jonathan 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 Jonathan 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.

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.  Stephanie 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 & Protection Services Team.  She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Information Sciences.


MICHELLE PIRTLE, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Michelle Pirtle has been with the FBI for 13 years and is currently based out of the Pittsburgh field office. With a Masters in Computer Science, her experience has centered on cyber investigations and the cyber threat landscape.  Michelle's investigative experience has included criminal and national security matters, both stateside and internationally.  Michelle 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.  Paul 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 the responsibility for a variety of the enterprise communications initiatives.  Scott manages all aspects of the organization's external communications such as web, social media, PR, print, trade shows, and other special outreach programs and events.  Scott is a skilled marketing and creative 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, Scott 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, Scott served as manager, North American Marketing and Communications for Kennametal within a global marketing team.

Dr. 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. Current academic pursuits include Advanced Banking School through an association between Penn State and the American Banking Association.


KEVIN DODDS, Chief Information Security Officer, 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, Kevin served for over 31 years in Federal Law Enforcement, 28 of those years as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Kevin 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, Kevin was appointed to the Defense Intelligence Senior Level Executive Service and was a commissioned Senior Intelligence Officer in the Intelligence Community Senior Leadership Corps.

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

Have questions about Securing Our Region: A Cyber Security Seminar? Contact InfraGard Pittsburgh, IUP, and S&T Bank

When & Where

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
711 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705

Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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InfraGard Pittsburgh, IUP, and S&T Bank

The InfraGard Pittsburgh Members Alliance (IPMA) consists of a growing membership of professionals who are creating a more resilient critical infrastructure in Western PA. Our membership includes representatives from all 16 critical infrastructures, to include the chemical, information technology, water supply systems, energy, emergency services, healthcare and public health, transportation, finance, and telecommunications sectors. Membership is voluntary yet exclusive and is comprised of individuals from both the public and private sector. The main goal of IPMA is to promote ongoing communication, education, and community outreach between the public and private sectors and the FBI. In doing so, information is shared, relationships are strengthened, and vital assets are protected.  To learn more, visit us at

IUP Office of Extended Studies: The IUP Office of Extended Studies was created March 2015 to engage adults to enhance their knowledge, develop their skills, and enable them to be successful in the workforce.  It uses innovative techniques and cutting-edge content combined with delivery methods that enable adult learners to learn wherever they are by offering online training programs, corporate training programs, and degree completion programs.

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