2017 Cybersecurity Conference Presented By School of IT

Make plans to attend the School of Information Technology’s first Cybersecurity Conference, featuring experts on key issues in cybersecurity, on Tuesday, Feb. 14. This daylong event, to be held in the banquet hall of Middle Georgia State’s Professional Sciences and Conference Center on the Macon Campus, is free and open to the public. To register, visit http://www.mga.edu/cyberconference2017.


MGA Coding Team Takes First Place At Collegiate Cup Competition

As the duo representing Middle Georgia State University at the Collegiate Cup coding competition, Michael Koohang and Deep Patel built a platform designed to empower and connect educators by providing them with the tools and support they need to learn and teach computer science.


IT Majors to Represent MGA in Collegiate Cup

Congratulations to #MGA Information Technology majors Michael Koohang and Deep Patel! They will represent Middle Georgia State University as a team in the upcoming Collegiate Cup, a statewide competition in the categories of coding, case study, and design. Serving as MGA team mentor will be Dr. M.J. Kwak of the IT faculty.


IT Students Shine at Undergraduate History Conference

A group of Middle Georgia State University – School of Information Technology students gave the Keynote Presentation at the Middle Georgia State University​ Undergraduate History Conference held December 1st, 2018.  The presentation included at timeline for the development of the personal computer, live demonstrations of working systems (all over 30 years old) and answering  questions from the audience.


MGA Students Bring New Life To Old Computers For Museum Project

The five Middle Georgia State University students who signed up for Tina Ashford’s new “IT Museum” class this fall just wanted to tinker with vintage computers that are, in most cases, considerably older than them.

They ended up becoming de facto archivists and historians behind what is on the way to becoming a permanent display of classic personal computers and other equipment in a lobby and hallway of the Macon Campus’s Professional Sciences building, where the University’s School of Information Technology is based.


Ethics and Cybersecurity Awareness

The Need for Cybersecurity Awareness
USG Cybersecurity detects about 2 million threats to USG information systems per day. On average, more than a month of time and effort is required to contain the typical security breach. Remediation efforts cost about $135 per record. In addition to remediation costs, USG organizations suffer damage to their reputation when we experience an information systems breach.

Moreover, mobility and miniaturization of systems enable attackers to use new ways to threaten the organization. Small mobile devices are harder to detect and neutralize when brought into our network. Small mobile devices are more convenient but also more easily stolen and lost. When we lose a mobile device, we also lose control of the information it stores.


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Daylight Training Series [UPDATE]

Starting May 10th, Brightspace will have a new look called Daylight.

For more information watch this short video: Welcome to the Daylight Experience

Missed the first round of webinars? View the recording here!

Register now for the Daylight Training Series!


Spring Career Fairs Are Coming

NEW CAREER SERVICES hosts the ALL MAJORS SPRING CAREER FAIR

March 20 All Majors Career Fair Macon campus, SLC Lobby 10:00am-1:00pm

Join us in the SLC Lobby on the Macon campus where there will be over 40 employers looking to recruit for full/part-time jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and more! This event is open to students, graduates, and community members alike. Professional attire required; resumes strongly encouraged. For more information visit www.mga.edu/cs. Do you know an employer who would like to recruit at this event? Encourage them to register by calling Career Services at 478-471-2714.