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Cybersecurity Faculty Share Knowledge With Judges


Three cybersecurity faculty members from Pennsylvania College of Technology shared their expertise with the legal community during the recent Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges 2016 Annual Meeting.

Jacob R. Miller and Sandra Gorka, associate professors of computer science, and Daniel W. Yoas, associate professor of computer information technology, presented “Cyber Issues in the Courtroom” for the PCSTJ, which promotes the administration of justice throughout the state by researching and disseminating information of interest to the judiciary.

Jacob R. Miller
Jacob R. Miller

The faculty trio explored how common sources of electronic evidence such as texting, cellphone images, social media and web content can be altered, intentionally or unintentionally, prior to presentation in court. Judges often must determine the veracity of evidence collected from such sources. The presenters suggested ways to alleviate reliability concerns regarding electronic evidence.

Sandra Gorka
Sandra Gorka

Miller, Gorka and Yoas each have been teaching security at Penn College for 10 years.

Miller, who serves as information technology department head, specializes in digital forensics, cryptography, security training, risk analysis and contingency planning. Gorka focuses on penetration testing, auditing, system accreditation and security research. Yoas assists local companies with writing security policies, conducting audits and strengthening network security.

Penn College offers several information technology majors, including a bachelor’s degree in information assurance and cyber security and a competency credential in national security telecommunications and systems security.

 

Daniel W. Yoas
Daniel W. Yoas

For more on information technology majors and other degrees offered by the college’s School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520.

For additional information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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