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Events to coincide with National Cyber Security Awareness Month

In conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the university’s Office of Information Security will hold several events on Oct. 23.

Open to the university community, all morning events will take place in Georgia Hall of the Tate Student Center. At 9 a.m. Bobby Stanley, a special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, will give the keynote address. He is a GBI special agent for cyber- and high-tech crimes.

At 10 a.m., a panel will discuss cyber security. Panelists from UGA include Stan Gatewood, chief information officer; Opal Haley, director of the Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness, Don Hamilton, homeland security coordinator, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Jimmy Williamson, chief of the police department. John Newton, a lieutenant in the Athens-Clarke County police department, also will take part in the panel discussion. Closing remarks will be given at 11:30 a.m. by Barbara White, UGA’s chief information officer and associate provost.

A computer health and security fair will be held from noon-4 p.m. in the Art Gallery (Room 309) of the Tate Student Center. Attendees are invited to bring their laptop computers in for a “security checkup.” They also can ask about security concerns and get the latest information security literature.