National Cyber Security Awareness Month is Here

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is Here!

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is that time of year when IT@Sam brings online security in the limelight. Many individuals each year fall prey to online attacks which could have been prevented with a little security awareness education. We hope that we can help prevent our students and employees from falling victim to cybercrime.

This month, we plan to educate the campus on cyber security awareness. Any SHSU employee or student can participate. We will be in the mall area with giveaways and games from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on the following days:

  • October 2
  • October 8 and 10
  • October 22 and 24
  • October 30

If you need a break during these times, please feel free to stop by and enjoy the fun with us. Also, please encourage your students to come by.

Social Media Contests

If you can’t come by the mall area you can still be a part of the fun by participating in our social media contests. Winners of these contests will receive a prize donated by the campus bookstore. Follow us on Facebook for more information about the contests. Here are our contests and dates:

Facebook Photo Contest: What Does a Hacker Look Like? (October 7 – 11)

Have you ever wondered what the average hacker looks like? What comes to mind when you think of a hacker? Well, we want to see what you think a hacker would look like. Be creative and original. Post the photo to the Service Desk Facebook page to enter the contest.

Twitter: Best Cyber Advice (October 14 – 18)

Do you have a piece of cyber security advice you would like to pass on to your fellow Bearkat? If so, use your Twitter account to send us that advice. Keep it as brief as possible as Twitter only allows 160 characters. Be sure you use the hashtag #cybershsu so we can see your advice.

Facebook: Caption Contest (October 21 – 25)

Are you good at one-liners? If so, the caption contest may be perfect for you. On October 22, we will post a photo on Facebook. Simply comment with your best idea for a cyber-security-related caption.

If you have any questions about the events for Cyber Security Awareness Month, please contact the Service Desk (4-HELP). Thanks again to the campus bookstore and Holly Tickner for providing this year’s prizes.

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.