Cyber Security Awareness Week underway


Mississippi State University's 5th-annual Cyber Security Awareness Week runs Tuesday through Friday this week as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

During the week, students, faculty and staff will have opportunities to interact with information security experts to gain valuable information that can be used to protect themselves and raise their awareness of information security issues.

During these three days, Information Technology Services 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 give presentations about cyber security topics of interest.

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

Cyber Security Awareness Week Event schedule:

Tuesday, Oct. 23:
Copyright Panel Discussion
McCool Hall, Room 100 - 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 24:
Dr. William A. Craig - Director
Software Engineering Directorate
US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center
"AMRDEC SED Overview and Cyber Security"
Colvard Student Union, Fowlkes Auditorium - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 25:
Special Agent Gregory Schnackenberg
Jackson Cyber Squad
"FBI's Role in Cyber Investigations"
Colvard Student Union, Fowlkes Auditorium - 2 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 26:
Tom Ritter, Security and Compliance Officer - Office of the CIO
"Encryption/Email, What does the Campus Information Security Program Say?"
Colvard Student Union, Fowlkes Auditorium - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 23 - Friday, Oct. 26:
Cyber Security Information Booth
TIME: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
LOCATION: Colvard Union, First Floor

For more information, go to and

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact the
ITS Help Desk via email at, by phone at 662-325-0631 or
toll free at (888) 398-6394.

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