Free Workshop: Social Media and Network Management & Security Set for May 23rd at Harrisburg U

The workshop is set for 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., on May 23, 2012. It is part of the free 2012 Social Media Summit taking place at the University. Register for the free workshop or the Social Media Summit at
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Jan. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- How do you strike a delicate balance between maintaining an open-access technology culture, where employees and students connect to the network with a vast array of personal devices, and the need to protect their network, resources and reputation?  As part of the 2012 Social Media Summit set for May 23rd, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will offer a free workshop, Social Media and Network Management & Security, that will addresshow to achieve that balance while maintaining network control and security.

The workshop is set for 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., on May 23, 2012.  It is part of the free 2012 Social Media Summit taking place at the University.  To register for the free workshop or the free 2012 Social Media Summit, go online to

The Social Media Summit is a day-long event that  consists of 9 panel discussions and 4 workshops featuring authors, academics and other leaders addressing various social media topics. Now in its third year, the Summit attracts several hundred attendees each year and is nationally unique. Attendees come from around the U.S. and several foreign countries and range in occupation from CEOs to students.

Panel discussions for 2012 include: How NFL Stars Become Facebook Stars, Social Media and Training & Education; Disconnecting from Social Networks at Home and Work; Social Media and Game Development; Social Media and Political Change; Social Networks and Future, Social Media and Product Development, Social Media and the Job Search, and Social Media and PA's Economy. Four workshops include: Protecting Your Children Online, Social Media for Research, Social Media and Network Security and an Entrepreneur Pitch Camp.

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The workshop is led by Mr. Michael Wright is an independent information technology security consultant specializing in systems compliance, risk analysis and information assurance. He creates, evaluates and implements enterprise security policy, practices and procedures as well as conducts enterprise security and vulnerability assessments. Mr. Wright is a recognized security expert in information assurance relating to such products as Citrix XenApp, Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008 and Active Directory. With more than 23 years of professional experience in telecommunications, LAN/WAN internetworking technologies, and IT Security, Mr. Wright has spent the last 15 years working as both an IT and INFOSEC consultant working on projects for a variety of organizations, including the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Computer Sciences Corporation, IBM, Rome Air Force Research Laboratory, United States Navy and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). He began his technology career in the United States Marine Corps designing custom software application systems. After his 5 years of military experience, Mr. Wright worked for DBI, Inc. in the field of disaster recovery. He has spent a bulk of his career providing consulting services to the Department of Defense in the areas of information security and information assurance. The book he co-authored, “Securing Citrix XenApp in the Enterprise”, served as one of the principal documents defining Citrix XenApp security policy for the Department of Defense. Currently, Mr. Wright is a consultant with IBM. Mr. Wright is a past president of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of InfraGard. Mr. Wright also serves as a corporate faculty member for the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology teaching courses on information security and information assurance. He has obtained the following professional certifications during his technical career: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (NT, 2000, 2003), Department of Defense Level II System Administrator, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEA), Security+.

Chuck K. Davis, III, MSIA, CISSP-ISSAP teaches Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics classes for Harrisburg University. Chuck is a Senior Security Architect at The Hershey Company and previously worked as a Security Operations Manager for IBM. Mr. Davis holds the CISSP and ISSAP certifications from (ISC)2. He co-authored two books on the subject of security, holds three patents and has four published invention disclosures. He has been a speaker at numerous security conferences and was a featured guest speaker a Hacker Halted Conference in Mexico City. Chuck is a frequent contributor to the national media on the subject of information security. Mr. Davis holds a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

You can literally take planes, trains and automobiles to the event. The University’s location at 326 Market Street in downtown Harrisburg is near Interstates 83 and 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it an easy drive to the University from any of Pennsylvania’s major cities. And it’s only a two-hour drive from the University to Baltimore, Washington, DC or Philadelphia. The Amtrak Passenger Train Station and Greyhound Bus Station are one block from our location. And the Harrisburg International Airport is only nine miles from the University.

Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Free parking is available on the street. Additional parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking rates and directions to the University are found online at

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email

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Established in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution.
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