CSU simulates cyber attacks to raise awareness

(File: CBS Chicago)

COLUMBUS, Ga — Columbus State University announces Tuesday it will offer the chance to experience first hand what computer hacks and attacks look like for anyone wanting to learn more about cyber security.

The attack simulation is part of an exercise organized by the university’s chapter of the Technology Association of Georgia. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. computer experts will be at Founders Hall at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center on CSU’s main campus giving real world examples of online threats to your privacy.

“Using real world examples, this event will help employees and individuals mitigate the risks of living in a cyber world,” Director of Information Security Dee Spivey says in a news release.

Speakers will make presentations in the morning before lunch and vendor networking from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. The cyber simulation will be conducted in two groups from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. followed by a review.

The university says this exercise is part of CSU’s dedication to cyber security education and National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Admission to the event is $10 per person. Registration is available online.

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