Alarming cyber attack research prompts CSU to promote awareness this month

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COLUMBUS, Ga.- Columbus State University is doing its part to protect its students from cyber attacks.

This month is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Dee Spivey, the Chief Information Security Officer at CSU’s Center for Commerce and Technology explains in depth, how the school is working to protect its students.

He says on Thursday the NSA Director is expected to come and promote cyber security awareness at the CCT Auditorium.

At the beginning of the month, the school hosted a seminar on how to shred critical information.

The following week the school promoted awareness about information security with representatives speaking from Aflac, Synovus and more.

Mr. Spivey shared some alarming information that he researched when it comes to cyber attacks.

”There was a report put out last week where education is ranked third in the highest number of incidents with identity theft and breaches behind health care and retail and so that’s really bad for us,” says Spivey.

Thursday’s event with the NSA Director will run from 9:30 this morning until eleven.

Next Tuesday, a cyber simulation event will take place in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center from 9:00 a.m. until four.

On Halloween, CSU will-host its final event, a  student outreach cyber security booth- from 11 a.m. until one in the River Park Den.

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