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.
Three Middle Georgia State University (MGA) students finished in the top 25 of a recent online national cybersecurity competition. All seven students participating placed in the top 10 percent.
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.
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.
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.
The Cyber Knights, a Middle Georgia State University (MGA) student club that competes in events to demonstrate cybersecurity skills and knowledge, placed in top tiers of recent National Cyber League competitions.
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!
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.
Everything you wanted to know about OERs but were afraid to ask: From Ground Zero to Implementation and Beyond
Are you thinking of utilizing open education resources (OERs), in lieu of a textbook? Do you want more information of how to start the process? Are you wondering about the benefits and barriers? If you answered yes, this interactive presentation is for you. Participants will discuss redesigning a course using OERs, examine benefits and barriers, and review student and faculty feedback about the pros and cons.
The Middle Georgia State University Foundation is pleased to present the Fourth Annual Knights Golf Tournament!
All golfers receive a tournament gift and a swag bag with golfing accessories. Participants are invited to join us for lunch and a reception following the tournament.
For the winning teams, prize packages will be awarded with a combined value of $3,000. Throughout the day there will be additional on-course games for prize money.
MGA – Campus Store March Madness Sale