MGA’s Degree In Cybersecurity Earns Special Designation From U.S. Defense Agencies

Middle Georgia State University’s master’s degree in information technology is now a designated program of the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE). The designation specifically applies to the cybersecurity and forensics concentration of the master’s program.


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.


MGA designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

Middle Georgia State University recently earned designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE). The University was granted this designation by the Department of Homeland Security(DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) who jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) program. Universities are designated based on their robust degree Continue reading


Cyber Security Month

Are your online passwords secure?   October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I would like for everyone to focus on the importance of good password habits. Please visit Stay Safe Online website for more information on password and securing your accounts. Our passwords are considered to be the first line of defense against unauthorized access Continue reading