Important cybersecurity information for employees, from the USG.
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.
The School of Information Technology and Center for Cybersecurity Education and Applied Research invites participants and the public to the 3rd Annual Academic Cybersecurity Seminar. It will be held on the MGA Macon Campus.
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.
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.
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
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
Teaching and promoting cybersecurity to businesses, government and individuals are among the goals of a new center just launched by the School of Information Technology.