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Nov. 19: “Freedom and Security on the Internet”

Associate Professor Christophe Veltsos to present lecture and lead discussion sponsored by the Kessel Peace Institute.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 11-13-2014

Mankato, Minn. – Christophe Veltsos, associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato, will give a talk titled “Freedom and Security on the Internet” and lead a discussion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Centennial Student Union, Room 245.Topics to be discussed at the free public event, sponsored by the Kessel Peace Institute, include cyber security, cyber war, cyber spying and internet neutrality. There will be an open floor for questions, and all perspectives and views are invited.

Veltsos regularly teaches information security and information warfare classes at Minnesota State Mankato. Outside of the classroom, Veltsos actively works with community groups, business leaders and information technology (IT) and security professionals on issues of internet security.

As a practitioner, he has performed information security assessments for academic organizations, including the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and private colleges and universities. Veltsos maintains the blog and tweets passionately about information security as @Drinfosec.

Veltsos received a doctorate degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). He is a certified information systems security professional, certified information systems auditor and certified information privacy professional.

For more information about the presentation, contact Jackie Vieceli, director of the Kessel Institute for the Study of Peace and Change, by phone at 507-389-6938 or by email at

Veltsos’ presentation is sponsored by the Kessel Institute for the Study of Peace and Change,, which is dedicated to advancing the understanding and the existence of peace at all levels, from the individual to the global community. It is named after the late Abbas Kessel, a lifelong peace activist who received a doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1956 and was a Minnesota State Mankato political science professor for 19 years. Kessel died in 1987 of leukemia.

Activities of the Kessel Institute for the Study of Peace and Change are coordinated by an advisory council that works through the dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Minnesota State Mankato.

The Department of Computer Information Science is part of Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,700 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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