National Cyber Security Awareness Month Coming in October

It is no secret that we live our lives in an online environment more than ever before. It isn’t just a luxury anymore; it has become a necessity to interact with others online in some way. We, as a people, rely heavily on the Internet to submit taxes, sign timecards and pay bills. It is very hard to imagine our lives without the Internet.

The Internet has made us more connected than ever. This interconnectivity increases the risk to fall victim to identity theft and other cybercrimes. That is why cyber security is one of the country’s top priorities. It is for this reason that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).

This October, like previous years, IT@Sam will join with other agencies and institutions to promote cyber security. Our goal this year is to engage the SHSU campus and raise their awareness about cyber security.  This will, in turn, increase resiliency of the Nation and its cyber identity.

What You Can Expect This Year

This October in the mall area, you will see IT@Sam employees hosting games and providing giveaways to provide information and insight on cyber security awareness. Also, we remind all program owners to review computer application access and remove access from any individuals that no longer need that access.

We will also have a few cyber-related contests for our social media followers. If you don’t already follow us on Facebook or Twitter, please follow us so you can be up to date on all the fun events we will be having.

For more information, please contact The Service Desk (936-294-1950)

Author: shsuservicedesk

The IT@Sam Service Desk is part of the Client Services group of the Division of Information Technology Services at Sam Houston State University.