New & Noteworthy
Information Security and Intelligence Revamps Student Organization
October 5, 2012
The Information Security and Intelligence program (ISI) is reactivating the Information Security and Intelligence Alliance (ISIA) registered student organization (RSO). Offering members a range of opportunities, this organization focuses on raising awareness of information security, among both Ferris students and the broader Big Rapids community.
ISIA hopes to bring speakers and workshops to campus and area schools to inform people about the importance of information security. Students will also be able to build networks and learn about internship and career opportunities.
Kristie Sexton, ISI junior and the vice president of ISIA, wants to spread awareness of information security on campus and through out the community. “We want to go to the public schools to speak to students and explain how information security relates to them, like security on Facebook or making online purchases,” Sexton said.“On campus we are thinking of more interactive events and hosting workshops.”
Sexton continues, “Information security is relevant to anyone. I think it’s an interesting program, even if you aren’t a computer ‘techie’ person. You can find some benefits from just learning about information security like securing your data, being secure on the internet, securing your Facebook and your phone. There are a lot of different topics.”
ISIA is meeting unofficially on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the IRC Connector. Students who are interested in joining are welcome to request to join the ISIA group on Facebook or e-mail Sexton at firstname.lastname@example.org.