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10/27/14 - Information security experts to lead Nov. 6 seminar

Join the Office of Research and Economic Development for "Who Is Keeping Your Information Secure? And How?" on Nov. 6 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Bost Extension Center theater. During the session, a panel of Mississippi State information security experts will speak to the most critical issues and practices of information security today.

In our information-driven economy, keeping data secure is the responsibility of every employee. From guarding against social engineering attacks to creating an effective incident response plan, everyone in your organization must take part in keeping information secure. A recent study by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) cited human error as the most common cause of information security breaches, with some 80 percent of respondents believing this human error was caused by a lack of security knowledge, training or failure to follow security procedures.

MSU's Tommy Morris, Tom Ritter, Trey Breckenridge and Dave Dampier will lead a discussion that will provide information security awareness and cybersecurity awareness that can significantly reduce not only the odds of your college or department experiencing a serious information security breach, but can also help minimize negative impact should a breach occur.

Please register for this free seminar at www.tfaforms.com/336417.

If you have any questions about the session, please contact Lynn Taylor at 662-325-3168 or ltaylor@research.msstate.edu.

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