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Penn College Professors Present at National Conference

Two Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty members shared their expertise with an international audience by presenting at the recent COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition in Anaheim, California.

Both Lisa R. Bock and Anita R. Wood, assistant professors of computer information technology, made two presentations during the four-day conference, which is COMMON’s premier educational event of the year. COMMON is the world’s largest professional association of IBM technology users and is dedicated to uniting the Power Systems community.

Lisa R. Bock
Lisa R. Bock
Anita R. Wood
Anita R. Wood

Bock’s presentations were titled “Packet Analysis Using Wireshark for Beginners” and “Advanced Packet Analysis and Troubleshooting Using Wireshark.” The sessions were directed to network administrators who are using Wireshark, a network protocol analyzer for UNIX and Windows operating systems.

Wood presented “Cybersecurity Extends Its Reach Past Technology” and “The Role of Supervisors in Mitigating Security Threats.” She touched on several issues, including cybersecurity’s impact on business, the obstacles to effective cybersecurity and the role of supervisors in mitigating inside cyber misuse.

COMMON honored Bock and Wood with scholarships to attend the event. Bock received the Volunteer Memorial Scholarship for her “exceptional dedication” to her students and the IBM platform. Wood was one of four individuals to receive a registration scholarship.

“I’m very proud that we had two excellent faculty members present at such a prestigious industry event,” said David R. Cotner, dean of the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies. “Lisa and Anita should be commended for taking the initiative to provide their insights to an international audience.”

Penn College offers four IT bachelor degrees: information assurance and cyber security; information technology: network specialist concentration; information technology sciences: gaming and simulation; and software development & information management. The college also offers an information technology: technical support technology emphasis associate degree and a competency credential in national security telecommunications and systems security.

For information on those degrees or other programs in the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520.

For more about Penn College, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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