Cybersecurity and malware protection to be next Faculty Lecture Series topic

Headshot of Dima Rabadi with the text "Lecture Series: Effective Malware Detection and Classification Methods"

Penn State Shenango’s next Faculty Lecture Series event features Associate Professor of Cybersecurity Dima Rabadi. Rabadi will discuss state-of-the-art malware detection techniques and best practices on Nov. 1.

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SHARON, Pa. — The Faculty Lecture Series at Penn State Shenango continues with a presentation by Dima Rabadi, assistant professor of cybersecurity, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The presentation, titled “Effective Malware Detection and Classification Methods,” will educate the audience about state-of-the-art malware detection techniques and best practices. 

"Nowadays, and particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity has become an indispensable commitment for everyone,” Rabadi said. “Although most organizations are performing outstanding achievements in detecting cyberattacks, individuals need to be more educated on strengthening their human firewalls, which are more targeted than regular computer firewalls.” 

Admission to the 2022-23 Lecture Series is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Visitors can register at Location information will be provided upon registration. Questions about the Faculty Lecture Series can be directed to Tasha Lambert at 724-983-2825.  

Penn State reserves the right to alter or cancel any portion of this event at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to shifts in the status of the pandemic, relevant and applicable guidance, or individual participants violating University policy. 

2022-23 Lecture Series

“Effective Malware Detection and Classification Methods” with Dima Rabadi on Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. 

Rabadi brings her malware and web security expertise to Penn State Shenango. Join us as she presents ways internet users can remain safe while online. 

“Come learn how you can study abroad in London!” with Carol Cowan-Crawford on Nov. 15 at 12:15 p.m. 

Cowan-Crawford presents the newly developed study abroad program "London, United Kingdom: Adulthood and Families." Students will learn about how they can immerse themselves in the culture, and what academic experiences they can expect. 

“Contemporary taxation policies in the corporate settings - Cryptocurrency-Tax-implications” with Sabrin Stewart on Feb. 1, 2023, at 12:15 p.m. 

There are still a lot of unknowns about cryptocurrency. Stewart breaks down the complexities of the tax implications of crypto, as well as other corporate tax policies. 

“Global Connectedness in the Classroom” with Tammy Divens, Maureen Dunn and Kathy Shaffer on March 23, 2023, at 12:15 p.m. 

We live and work in a hyper-connected world. Professors Divens, Dunn and Shaffer share the work they do in their respective classrooms to connect Penn State students with global discussions about their topics.