CSU to host lectures about internet safety and cyber awareness

Columbus State University's Information and Technology Services department will host a series of events about cyber awareness today and Thursday on the main campus.

The department will run a informational security awareness booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the entrance of the Schwob Memorial Library, featuring poster contest entries, brochures, anti-virus CDs, giveaways, refreshments and cyber security videos.

There will also be presentations from experts from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday in the Davidson Student Center auditorium.

Presentations will include:

• “Antivirus Protection” by Mike Gesnaldo, a McAfee representative from Atlanta• ”Phishing and Social Networking Sites” by Chris Carrow, an IT auditor for the University System of GeorgiaThursday:• “Data Encryption and Backups” by Jody Lee, TSYS senior director of information security• “Internet Profiles” by Sue Dowling, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Internet safety coordinator

All activities are free. For more information, go to http://uits.colstate.edu/csam/index.php..