Hacky numbers and stuff

Computer science students present cybersecurity talk

by Hannah Fair, Public Relations Writer


Cedarville University computer science students will present a cybersecurity assembly to their classmates on November 30 from 8-9 p.m. in the Engineering, Nursing and Science Center (ENS), room 245.

The presentation will focus on the importance of social media safety, hyperlink caution, personal information security, internet stranger precaution, creating strong passwords, public Wi-Fi safety and hacking detection methods.

“Cyber safety directly connects to integrity -- you are more vulnerable with websites when you pirate things, such as movies,” said Nathan Harris of Erie, Pennsylvania, one of four Cedarville computer science students leading the presentation. “You should not sacrifice your personal integrity or the well-being of your computer for illegal activities.”

“Many people are trapped by the excitement of online friends and tend to give out more personal information than they would to an actual stranger,” Harris continued. “It is important to be content with who you are and not need validation from online strangers.”

Harris will be joined by computer science classmates Nathan Shinabarger of Evansville, Indiana, state, Noah Townsend of New Concord, Ohio, and Richard Lively of Rockledge, Florida.

These students presented the same information on November 10 at Cedarville High School to 325 high school and middle school students.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.