January 26, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Through funding from a Catalyze Ignite grant, NuPaths, Harrisburg University, and the Central PA Cybersecurity Earn-and-Learn Ecosystem are focused on helping young people access career pathways in cybersecurity and information technology. Cybersecurity Awareness Day is the inaugural event set for January 26, 2023, from 10 am to 2 pm during International Data Privacy Week. The event aims to provide middle and high school students with information about online safety, the latest security technologies, and cybersecurity careers. Students will be able to participate in breakout sessions that will be hosted live and simulcast in 2 locations across Southcentral Pennsylvania:
Learn how to keep yourself safe online. Protect your online accounts & passwords.
Hear from regional and statewide employers about career options. Discover the skills you will need for a cybersecurity career. Learn about upcoming opportunities for cybersecurity career exploration and training.
Learn about tools that can help safeguard your personal info. Hear about the newest and latest technology tools being used in cybersecurity.
Welcome Greetings Presented By:
John Friend, Vice President for Admissions & Secondary Schools at Harrisburg University
Andy Petroski, President at NuPaths
Jesse McCree, CEO at SCPa Works (presenting virtually)
Deep Dive into Email Security
Discover ways to help you identify email scams (phishing), so you don't fall victim to bad actors. Cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, but ultimately, it’s really all about people so "think before you click".
Presenter: Michael Platt, System Security Analyst at Harrisburg University
Pathways to Cybersecurity
Learn about a typical day in the life of a Lead Security Operations Center Analyst, including types of cyberattacks and the difference between the red and blue teams. Finally, discover different career paths.
Presenter: Curtis McPherson, Lead Security Operations Center Analyst at Appalachia Technologies, LLC
Why the Good Guys Need to Think Like Bad Guys
How do cybersecurity professionals keep organizations and their assets secure? By learning the bad guys’ tricks of the trade. If you never check the locks on your home’s doors and windows, can you be sure that they’re adequately securing you and your family? To successfully mitigate vulnerabilities and defend against malicious threat actors, information security defenders must understand the tactics, techniques, and procedures that they use. In this session, we will discuss basic cybersecurity concepts and review commonly available security tools. We will discuss vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. Once empowered with this new knowledge we will also discuss the important ethical concerns of these tools. Ethical hackers must user their abilities for good and not evil.
Ryan Vandenberg, Board Member, Information Technology Committee at GateHouse
So You Want a Career in Cybersecurity?
Learn the most common career pathways within cybersecurity such as physical security, security operations center analyst, risk and compliance, penetration tester, application security, and security awareness training. We will discuss a “Day in the Life” for these positions as well as qualifications. At the end of the session, participants should have a baseline understanding of how these roles support the cybersecurity ecosystem at any organization in both the public and private sectors.
Presenter: Jessica Hoffman, Audit and Compliance Manager at Provincia Government Solutions
Careers in CyberSecurity
Explore what it takes to get into cybersecurity and what jobs you can reasonably expect.
Deborah Moses Elton, CEO at VerisVisalign
An Introduction to Apprenticeships Through the Lens of Experiential Learning
Discover information related to the fundamentals of an apprenticeship, showing the benefits of choosing this experiential learning path. Attendees will be given a brief overview of the role of the apprentice, employer, and provider of related training instruction, then introduced to apprenticeships in IT and cybersecurity. The career development process will also be introduced, focusing on continued growth through apprenticeships and professional development experiences.
Presenters: A.J. Merlino, Associate Vice President at Harrisburg University and the Office of Career Services & Experiential Learning at Harrisburg University
How can I tell if I am secure online?
It can be difficult to know when you are secure when using your favorite app or accessing a website via a browser. Apps and web pages don't want to remind you that there are many security threats out there, and that it is up to the end user to know about them and take steps to stay secure. What are some things I can do right away to tell if an app or web page might be insecure?
Don O'Hara, Software Developer at Harrisburg University
Protecting Your Virtual Life
The 21st century has provided a new frontier for the Wild West. The internet, cloud, and social media, as well as an always-connected society, have created an environment where protecting your virtual life has become more difficult than protecting your physical self. We will explore the numerous ways individuals can be exploited and various safeguards that can be put in place to prevent this exploitation.
Scott Lenker, Manager of Security Operations, Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU)
Cybersecurity Careers – Career Options, Paths, and Preparations for Future Success
While “Hacker” and “Defender” are natural impressions of cybersecurity careers, there are many cybersecurity career options. Some can be very deep into technical details; others may call for more interaction with humans than machines. There are also more ways to start a cybersecurity career than beginning with a traditional college IT or cybersecurity degree program. With this session, you will gain insights from Ross' experience that may help you see how you can plug into a cybersecurity career and make it a success.
Jim Ross, VP of Information Security Manager at Fulton Bank
Discover and discuss the importance of cybersecurity awareness including the common terminologies and features. We will also discuss methods that students can use to stay safe within the cyber environment and how they can protect their online presence.
Hamisha Patel, Advisory Senior Consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP
Naveen Bhimasenachar, Advisory Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP
Tech Know how
We see a lot of things going on with Cyber Security in the news and around the world and while that seems outside of our day to day, security starts with us as individuals! We’ll take a brief look at understanding how security events can trickle down to us as individuals and then take a deeper dive into two or three technologies that we use almost every day. Once we start to understand those concepts, we can begin to integrate tools for additional security into our everyday lives.
Tim Ellison, Systems Architect, Sales at Cisco Networking Academy
The importance of Digital identity, and how to keep yours protected
Dive into the modern world of digital identity, where it is going, and why understanding cybersecurity is and will continue to be so important to daily life.
Zachery Italian, President at Village Helpdesk
Closing Remarks & Next Steps
Andy Petroski, President at NuPaths
Anna Ramos, Executive Director at Lancaster County Workforce Development Board (presenting at Lancaster Chamber of Commerce)
Bus Arrival Procedures at : Harrisburg University - 326 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17101
School bus drop off and pick up should occur at the 4th street entrance to the University to ensure the safety of the students.
Directions to 4th street entrance;
Students can be dropped off at the revolving doors and buses can then proceed to park at other locations.
Please see the additional parking options provided for a fee from Harrisburg Parking. There is a lot on City Island for a fee. Parking may occur at Harrisburg Mall, Paxton Street, for free.
Bus Arrival Procedures at Lancaster Chamber of Commerce: 115 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602
For student safety, school bus drop-off and pickup locations must be at 115 Ea King Street, in front of the entrance to the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Building.
Buses can proceed to park at the Clipper Magazine Stadium: 650 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Clipper Stadium parking: Buses can park at (1) staff parking (Prince and Clay St.) or (2) parking spots along Clay Street.
On-street parking is available in front of our building on both sides of East King Street. Enforcement times are Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 6 PM. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Payment can be made in one of the following ways:
EAST KING STREET GARAGE
The East King Street Garage, with entrances on both East King and Mifflin Streets, is conveniently located just ½ block away at 150 East King Street (see below). The pay station is located in the lobby of the garage and payment can be made using bills as well as credit/debit cards. Details including hourly parking rates can be found at www.lancasterparkingauthority.com.
Call 877.727.5281. This method uses a credit card registered through the Parkmobile app.