Upcoming Events

Public & Permanent: Prevent Cyber Crime, Cyber Bullying, and Beyond!
Guest Speaker: Richard Guerry
3/13/2014 from 4:10 - 5:30
Sykes 115

All attendees will obtain the solution for preventing:
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Sexting
  • Irresponible Use of Apps
  • Poor Social Media Behaviors
  • Many Other Current & Future Cyber Issues

This multi-award winning program provides greater awareness of negative, irresponsible, and malicious digital behaviors and trends and the method to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a cyber-crime, cyberbullying, and digital exploitation.

Richard Guerry is the author of multiple cyber safety and citizenship books and has been a featured speaker at numerous national & international conferences.

He has also appeared as an expert on CNN and MTV's Thin Line Campaign, as well as in Parade Magazine and in local, regional, and international publications.

Learn more at www.IROC2.org

Past Events

Friday, Nov. 8th 12:00-1:30pm
Location: 25UNA Room 141
Cyber-Threats: Student Presentations


Daniel Brown - Cryptography
James Colivas - Cyberwarfare
Edward Cooney - Security in Manufacturing
John Kasper - Bitcoins
Royce Korogodsky - Mobile Security



Tuesday, Nov. 12th 3:30 - 4:15pm & 4:40 - 5:30pm
Location: MER 113
The Social Implications of Search Engine Optimization - Guest Speaker: Andrew Miranda

Search Engine Optimization is becoming an extremely important tool for marketing and enhancing one's public image. Andrew Miranda, who is currently working in Search Engine Optimization for a website hosting company, will discuss the effects of search engine results on individuals, organizations, and society as a whole. The talk will focus on how companies such as reputation.com enhance the image and credibility of their clients. It will also explore the ways search engine results are manipulated and how they can protect or harm YOUR visibility on the web.



Friday, Nov. 15th 12:00-1:30pm
Location: 25UNA Room 141
Cyber-Threats: Student Presentations


Mark DeMitis - Cyberwarfare
Heather Hanlon - Biometrics
Jeremiah Kane - Mobile Security
Amanda Kline - Banking Security
Andrew Peterson - Mobile Security



Friday, Friday, April 19th at 1:00
Location: 25UNA Room 141
Cyber-Threats: Student Presentations

Cameron Callery - A Brief Introduction to Security Intelligence
Stephen Deveaney - Mobile Security: What's Keeping Your Data Safe?
Nathaniel Duane - Cyber Warfare
Jermaine Mallard - A Degree in Social Engineering
Prranit Vaswani - Internet Privacy and You



Friday, Friday, April 12th at 1:00
Location: 25UNA Room 141
Cyber-Threats: Student Presentations

Daniel Good - Electronic Signatures
Joseph Lauman - Hitchhikers Guide to Encryption
Andrew Madonna - Web Service and Web Application Security
Javier Ortiz Cortez - Exploring the Linux Kernel
Patrick Thomas - When Ruby on Rails Fails



Thursday, March 28th, 4:30 in Sykes 117A
Mobile Security

CTO and Founder of CloudPointe, Andrew Schwabe will discuss Smartphones, Tablets and Phablets take us into a new level of 'connected social behavior,' but how does this connectivity expose us to risk? This talk will draw attention to your exposed risk and ways you can be safe with your mobile devices.



Friday, November 16, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: 25UNA Room 141
Cyber-Threats: Student Presentations

Kyle Bonner - Social Network Attacks
Joseph DeFrancesco - Patching and Securing Executables
Nathaniel Duane - Introduction to Sniffing
Corbin Hall - Authentication
Matthew Runkle - Mobile Device Security


Wednesday, November 7, 7:15 - 8;15 pm
25 University Avenue, Room 161
Information Warfare - WCU Adjunct Prof. Irv Schlanger



Thursday, April 12, 11:30 - 1 and 3:30 - 5 p.m.
11:30 a.m. Brown Bag Lunch, Philips Autograph Library
3:30 p.m. Lecture, Theater, Sykes Student Union
Cyber-bullying & Digital Citizenship

Author Patricia Agatston, Ph.D. will discuss the topics of cyber-bullying and digital citizenship. Co-sponsored by ISEEK Institute, Office of Residence Life and Housing, LGBTQA, and the Inter-fraternity Council. For more information, contact Repstein@wcupa.edu.



Friday, April 20, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Location: Sykes Ballroom C
Internet Safety Student Presentations

Students will be presenting on a variety of topics in computer safety and security.

Intellectual Property - Bryan Cook
Mobile Security - Stephen Onorato
Wireless Security - Karl Girthofer
Social Engineering - Sean Harrington
CyberWar - Matthew Favilla


Friday, November 4th and 11th, 2011: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Location: Sykes Ballroom A

Students will be presenting on a variety of topics in computer safety and security.

November 4th:

Medical Security - Niel Epstein
Information Warfare - Matthew Gotzy
Electronic Commerce Privacy and Security - Kyle Jablonski
Information Warfare - Joseph Nderitu
Malware - Michael Lee

November 11th:

Cloud Security - Noe Charriez
Security on Social Network - Michael Cherubino
Data Security - Matthew Dunwoody
Mobile Device Security - Scott Geller
The Evolution of Social Engineering - Nick Malloy


Thursday, September 29th, 2011: 12:30 - 2:00pm
Location: Sykes Ballroom A

As part of West Chester University's Weeks of Welcome, Richard Guerry, Executive Director of IROC2 (Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communications) who will provide you with a greater awareness for negative, irresponsible, and malicious digital behaviors and trends ? beyond the common issues of sexting, cyber bullying and sextortion ? and the method to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of cyber ?crime, bullying or digital exploration. Richard will also be available to answer your questions following the presentation.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011: 11:00-1:00 PM
Location: Sykes Theater
Internet Safety Student Presentations

Topics include RFID chips, search engines, smart phones, and social networking privacy. Audience members will have an opportunity to participate in an open discussion with the speakers regarding these topics.

Student speakers: Ayesha Begum, Fatima Begum, Ben Fowler, Justin Huntington, and Curtis Thompson

View the event's poster for more information.

View the presentations below:
Privacy and RFID Chips (PowerPoint | Video)
Privacy: Facebook and Twitter (PowerPoint | Video)
Search Engines: Then and Now (PowerPoint | Video)
How to Keep Your SmartPhone Safe (PowerPoint | Video)
Social Networking and the Business World (PowerPoint | Video)