For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey
To increase awareness of computer security issues, the University of Memphis will host Cyber Security Education Day on Sept. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in The Zone at the University's FedEx Institute of Technology. The seminar is free and open to the public.
The event will focus on information assurance education and the growing need for information assurance training for professionals in various disciplines. Sessions will be presented by representatives from Microsoft, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, Auburn University, the University of Louisville, and the U of M.
The seminar is designed to build partnerships with local and regional educators. It is sponsored by the U of M's Center for Information Assurance.
Registration is available online at http://cfia.memphis.edu.
More information about the U of M's role in computer security is available from Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta at 901-678-4147.
Student Arrested After Pilot Uniform Found
The Associated Press
Friday, September 16, 2005; 11:39 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A university student from Egypt was ordered held without bond after prosecutors said they found a pilot's uniform, chart of Memphis International Airport and a DVD titled "How an Airline Captain Should Look and Act" in his apartment.
The FBI is investigating whether Mahmoud Maawad, 29, had any connection to terrorists. He is awaiting trial on charges of wire fraud and fraudulent use of a Social Security number.
Maawad, who is in the United States illegally, told the judge during a hearing Thursday that he is studying science and economics at the University of Memphis.
"My school is everything. I stay in this country for seven years; I stay for the school," he said.