Campus News

Computer security seminar

A computer security seminar will be held April 4 from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. Part of the Academic-Professional Security Series, the seminar is free, but pre-registration is required by April 1.

Presenters include Terry Fisher, supervisory special agent with the FBI; Stan Gatewood, UGA’s chief information security officer; and James Metcalf, information technology manager in the Terry College of Business.

Topics will include how to detect intrusion to your computer; means of protecting laptops and tips for travelling with a laptop; steps that should be taken to protect sensitive data; resources available to assist members of the UGA community; how to determine if unsolicited e-mail is genuine or spam; problems and concerns with implementing effective security; and the creation of a security culture for computer security.

The series is hosted by the Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Center for International Trade and Security and Enterprise Information Technology Services.
Registration is available online at For more information, contact John Newton, or (706) 542-2778.