Phishing: Texas State Prof to Lecture at SMA


As the initial speaker in the 2018 San Marcos Academy-Texas State University Distinguished Lecture Series, Garry L. White, C.C.P., CISSP, PhD., will talk with students and guests about “phishing” and how a simple phishing email can lead to serious computer/information breaches.

Dr. White, an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods at Texas State University, will address SMA junior and senior honors students at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23. The lecture is also open to the public and will be presented in the Katherine Shultz Lecture Hall on the Academy campus.

In his lecture, Dr. White will share some examples of phishing attacks and the red flags that would help identify a potential attack. About 91% of all computer/information breaches begin with a phishing email, Dr. White explained.

Dr. White holds a master’s degree in computer sciences from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and a PhD in Information Systems Education from the University of Texas-Austin. His research interests and work are in the areas of human factors with computer technology, infrastructure security, Internet security, privacy and global assurance.

San Marcos Academy has partnered with Texas State for the past nine years to bring outstanding professors to the SMA campus to replicate a college lecture class for upper-level honors students. The series exposes Academy students to cutting-edge research and piques their interest in various disciplines, helping them develop the skills needed to be successful in a large classroom format

Limited seating for guests is available. To reserve a seat, please call 512-753-8006 or email