Middle Georgia State University launches Center for Cybersecurity

Middle Georgia State University is launching a new program within its School of Information Technology.

The Center for Cybersecurity Education and Applied Research will educate students on information assurance, computer network security, digital forensics, cryptography, information security management and more, according to a news release from the university.

"Our plan is for the cybersecurity center to expand on the School of IT's academic offerings and do more outreach," Kevin Floyd, program chairman and associate professor, said in the release. "We will work closely with area businesses to help them understand and deal with possible cybersecurity threats."

The new center is headquartered in the School of Information Technology, which is in the Professional Sciences & Conference Center on the school's Macon campus.

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