FBI Computer Crime Expert Among Security Week Speakers

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- FBI Special Agent Terence Fisher, a computer crime investigator and supervisor of the bureau’s Atlanta-based Georgia Cyber Squad operation, will give a presentation on identity theft at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. The program is free and open to the public as part of Security Awareness Week at Columbus State University.

A Tuesday-Thursday, April 17-19 series of programs also will include a seminar for area educators, an exposition at the campus clock tower and a display of the Columbus Consolidated Government’s Incident Command Vehicle.

Fisher, the series’ keynote speaker, recently served two years in Washington at FBI headquarters in the Cyber Division. Previously, he served from 1987-2001 with the FBI’s property crime squad in Atlanta through which he helped prosecute Walter Leroy Moody for the murders of Judge Robert Vance and Savannah civil rights attorney Robbie Robinson.

Sponsored by Computer Information and Networking Services and the TSYS Department of Computer Science, the entire Security Awareness Week series schedule is:

• A Center for Quality Teaching and Learning Seminar, “Technical Security in an Educational Environment,” will run 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 17 in the Cunningham Center. The event targets educators of all levels. Online registration, $50 per person, can be made at http://cqtl.colstate.edu/courses/register.asp?pkCourseID=361. For more information, call CSU’s Center for Quality Teaching and Learning at 706-565-3645.
• Security software CDs, free food and other giveaways will be featured from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the clock tower on campus.
• A computer science colloquium at noon Wednesday, April 18, will feature JArthur Grubbs, Jr., associate director of risk and compliance assessment at TSYS. He will present “A Real-World Approach to Incident Management and Incident Response” in the Center for Commerce and Technology room 208. A CSU graduate (MBA), Grubbs directly manages security for Visa-Mastercard, bankcard and e-commerce transaction processing environments across North America and Europe and in Japan.
• A display of the Incident Command Vehicle – the primary mobile command center in case of a citywide emergency —will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Cunningham Center (Tuesday), clock tower (Wednesday) and between the Center for Commerce and Technology and Fine Arts Hall (Thursday).
• Software vendor booths will operate from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., in addition to FBI Agent Fisher’s presentation, on Thursday, April 19 in the Davidson Student Center.

All programs are open to the public, and each venue will include an opportunity to view entries and vote for a winner in a CSU-student security awareness logo contest. For more information, call 706-507-8122 or visit htttp://cins.colstate.edu/security.asp.