Penn State Berks holds Cybersecurity Awareness Month events

WYOMISSING, Pa. — In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, three Penn State Berks degree programs — cybersecurity analytics and operations, security and risk analysis, and information technology programs — will join forces to host events to increase awareness about cybersecurity issues and best practices. These events are free and each event is for a different audience, including students, faculty, staff, K-12 students and educators, senior citizens and the community. Preregistration is required for some events. 

What is Quantum Information Science?   

Monday, October 9, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building, Room 248 
This event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required

During this presentation, Robert Forrey, distinguished professor of physics at Penn State Berks and program director for Quantum Information Science, Division of Physics, National Science Foundation, will describe the Quantum Information Science (QIS) program at the National Science Foundation. He will provide an introduction and overview of quantum computing and discuss opportunities in the emerging fields of quantum information science and engineering (QISE) and quantum information science and technology (QIST).   

Cybersecurity Career Pathways Panel 


Wednesday, October 11, 12:15–1:15 p.m., Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building, Room 247 
This event is open to Penn State Berks students, faculty and staff, and K-12 school counselors and administrators.  

Alumni from the college’s information sciences and technology majors will discuss their background and experience working in cybersecurity careers. Participants include Amie Croteau, A/AI machine learning product owner, Lockheed Martin; Antonio Esposito, associate insider risk detection engineer, Pfizer; Michael Ference, systems architect, network / firewall administrator, PPL; and Allison Piech, enterprise information security ITLDP, CVS Health. 

Cyber Lions visit Phoebe Berks Retirement Community   

Friday, October 20 
This event is open only to residents of Phoebe Berks Retirement Community. 

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