Online safety, integrity focus of cybersecurity presentation


Xenia Daily Gazette



CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University computer science students will present a seminar on the importance of cybersecurity Thursday, Nov. 30. The event, which begins at 8 pm in the Engineering, Nursing and Science Center (ENS), room 245, is open to the public.

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.

“Cybersafety directly connects to integrity — you are more vulnerable with websites when you pirate things, such as movies,” said Nathan Harris of 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 Indiana, Noah Townsend of New Concord, and Richard Lively of Florida.

These students presented this information Nov. 10 at Cedarville High School to 325 high school and middle school students.

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Story courtesy Central State University.

Story courtesy Central State University.