Cyber Security Awareness Week kicks off Oct. 15

October 9, 2013


Mississippi State University's 6th-Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week will be held Oct. 15-17 as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to interact with information security experts to gain valuable information that you can use to protect yourself and raise your awareness of information security issues.

During these three days, ITS will host an information booth from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of Colvard Student Union, and guest speakers will be presenting on cyber security topics of interest.

T-shirts will be given away at events while supplies last.

Cyber Security Awareness Week events include:

-- Tuesday [Oct. 15]: J. Robert Mahaffey, Director of Cyber Security, Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, presents "Mississippi Office of Homeland Security's role in Cyber Security Awareness/Cyber Incident Response." Colvard Student Union, Fowlkes Auditorium, 10 a.m.

-- Tuesday [Oct. 15]: Copyright Panel Discussion, McCool Hall, Room 100, 12:30 p.m.

-- Wednesday [Oct. 16]: Thomas Bourgeois, Dean of Students, Mississippi State University, presents "Unknowns of the Online World." Colvard Student Union, Fowlkes Auditorium, 1 p.m.

-- Thursday [Oct. 17]: Tom Ritter, Security and Compliance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Mississippi State University, presents "Phish Bowl: Don't Get Hooked." Colvard Student Union, Fowlkes Auditorium, 3:30 p.m.

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 662-325-0631 or