Members of Grambling State University’s Association of Information Technology Professionals Club recently hosted Security Day. Students were asked to bring in their laptops and given tips on how to troubleshoot some common hardware and software problems.
“Many students have problems with their laptops,” AITP president Derwin Emmanuel said. “We always hear of identity theft and viruses, so Security Day is an effort to enlighten students on how to protect themselves against such.”
Flavia Stanley, a computer information systems and accounting major, said, “I really learned a lot from the presentation today. I especially liked the mozy.com tip where you can back up 2 gigabytes of data for free online.”
Because of the overwhelming response to the Oct. 13 event, Emmanuel has decided that Security Day will be a permanent fixture on AITP’s calendar.
The event was a joint venture between AITP and Tabasco, whose interns Cristel Eugene and Alexis Davis provided refreshments.
Attendees were treated to free prizes as well as refreshments after the event. They were also given helpful links from which to download free antivirus software.
For more information on AITP and how to become a member contact club Emmanuel at 318-436-1599 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. AITP is open to students of all majors.