CSU to Hold Grand Opening Ceremony for New TSYS Center for Cybersecurity

The new TSYS Center for Cybersecurity will officially open on Monday at Columbus State University’s Turner College of Business and TSYS School of Computer Science. A grand opening ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the CSU Center for Commerce and Technology.

The TSYS Center for Cybersecurity is one result from a $5 million gift in 2015 to Columbus State University’s ongoing First Choice comprehensive campaign.

Part of the gift from Columbus, Ga.-based TSYS, a leading global payments provider, was designed to prepare students for careers in cybersecurity both in Georgia and throughout the nation. Lack of qualified cyber security practitioners has been highlighted as a major challenge facing both industry and government.

Through TSYS’s partnership with CSU, TSYS has designated $2.5 million to establish the TSYS Center for Cybersecurity Center with a focus on financial services security. To house the center, the university relocated a computer lab to the library to create two learning spaces and equipped them with the latest in cybersecurity teaching tools and computers.