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Assistant Professor & Local Business collaborate on award-winning Research Paper

Posted October 31, 2016 at 9:12 am
Dr. Kevin Slonka, Assistant Proessor of Computer Science

Dr. Kevin Slonka, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College would like to congratulate Dr. Kevin Slonka, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, for his work on the research paper entitled Phishing Our Clients: A Step Toward Improving Training via Social Engineering. The paper was selected as the Best Research Paper at the 2016 International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) Conference.

Dr. Slonka, who also works as a Senior Systems Engineer at Precision Business Solutions, collaborated on this research paper with Brian Shrift, President of Precision Business Solutions. Their research paper was chosen using a double blind process from a poll of more than 130 research papers.

The IACIS 2016 Conference provides a showcase for the latest research in practice and pedagogical topics that focus on how information systems are used to support organizations or enhance the educational process. To highlight that small businesses are susceptible to security threats, the researchers conducted a study where their clients were phished.