Penn College Students Win Award for Computer-Security Video

Penn College Students Win Award for Computer-Security Video
Penn College Students Win Award for Computer-Security Video

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Pennsylvania College of Technology
May 11, 2007

Five Pennsylvania College of Technology students will share a $400 third 
prize for their entry in the 2007 Computer Security Awareness Video 
Contest sponsored by the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Computer and Network 
Security Task Force to raise awareness of and increase computer security 
at colleges and universities.

The team of Maurizio Bertone, of Greenwich, Conn.; Joshua S. Bucknor, of 
Lock Haven; Christopher R. Herbein, of Birdsboro; Guy Hershberger, of 
Union City; and Joseph S. Iacona, of Pittston, created a two-minute 
video, =E2=80=9CA Short Film About Data Protection,=E2=80=9D that describes several 
steps the average user can take to keep personal computer files safe.

Bucknor is enrolled in information technology: web and applications 
development; Bertone, Herbein, Hershberger and Iacona are information 
technology: network specialist majors.

The bronze award-winning video was produced as part of the Fundamentals 
of Information Security class, taught by Lisa R. Bock, an information 
technology instructor in the college=E2=80=99s School of Business and Computer 

=E2=80=9CThe students were very focused in their efforts,=E2=80=9D she said=2E =E2=80=9CAside from 
spending hours on editing, they utilized a 'green screen' provided by 
Inbox360 (a Williamsport e-marketing firm) in order to provide an 
entertaining and educational security video.=E2=80=9D

The team benefited from in-house tips on video production from James R. 
Dougherty, digital media developer in the college's Instructional 
Technology & Distance Learning Office, who spoke to about 100 
information technology students during a school-sponsored event in 

=E2=80=9CGiven that this is the first time we had our information technology 
students enter a national educational video contest quite like this, I 
must compliment Ms. Bock for her creativity in assignment planning and, 
of course, our students for their dedication, hard work and innovative 
application of information security course content,=E2=80=9D remarked Edward A. 
Henninger, dean of the school.

The task force, along with the National Cyber Security Alliance and 
Research Channel, is making the videos available for campuses=E2=80=99 use in 
student orientation this summer and fall. The contest sought videos that 
explain computer-security problems and specific actions that college and 
university students can take to safeguard their computers or personal 

The contest had two categories: two-minute-or-less training or 
instructional videos and 30-second public-service announcements. The 
winning videos, as well as those receiving honorable mention, can be 
viewed on the Web [1].

In all, there were 56 submissions from 24 colleges and universities.

For more about majors in the School of Business and Computer 
Technologies =E2=80=93 including the information technology: security specialist 
bachelor=E2=80=99s degree [2] =E2=80=93 call (570) 327-4512, send e-mail or visit 

Content =C2=A9 1995-present Pennsylvania College of Technology


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