National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Poster that states October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Securing the Internet is our shared responsibility. Get involve and promote a safer internet for everyone.National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – observed every October—was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

We lead Internet-connected, digital lives, even when we are not directly connected to the Internet. The Internet is a shared resource and securing it is Our Shared Responsibility. Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use.

Throughout the month, IT@Sam will share tips and resources to help you implement stronger security practices. Together we can create a digital society that is safer and more resistant from cyber-attacks.

For additional information read A History of NCSAM.

Campus Phishing Alert July 17, 2017

An e-mail sent today claimed that your account was recently signed in from an unknown location. The e-mail had a subject of “Account Verification” and looked like the example below.

Screenshot of the phishing emailIT@Sam has blocked the website contained in the message as well as the delivery of additional e-mails to prevent the disclosure of additional login credentials.

If you still have an e-mail in your inbox with the subject of “Account Verification,” please delete the e-mail. No further action is required.

If you have already visited the site and entered your username and password, please

  • change your password as soon as possible at, by clicking on the IT@Sam menu, then on Account Password Change; and
  • contact the Service Desk (this will help us determine the magnitude of the Phishing incident).

Please contact the Service Desk at (936) 294-1950 should you have any questions, concerns, or trouble resetting your password.

Windows 10 Roll Out Begins This Evening

Workstations are scheduled for a remote upgrade to Windows 10 this evening, after 6 p.m. Save your data from your C drive to either OneDrive or your S drive now! Otherwise, your data will be lost when your computer is re-imaged.

Please log off, but do not power off, your workstation each day before you leave.

The roll out schedule is available online. Please note that the deployment dates for the Bobby K. Marks Administration Building and the Estill Classroom buildings have been moved to Wednesday, June 7 through Friday, June 9.

For additional information, visit the Windows 10 website. And the Windows 10 Preparedness Checklist.

Direct any questions or concerns to the IT@Sam

System Maintenance 5/16 – 5/19

Throughout the week, IT@Sam will be performing maintenance on the following systems. Each system may see a short downtime during the 6 p.m. – midnight time frame. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Service Desk at or 936-294-1950.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

  • TK20
  • Video Surveillance
  • McAfee ePO and Antivirus
  • VPI Call Recording
  • WebEOC
  • WinAuto
  • Door Access
  • EDI Smart
  • ERP Utility
  • FileMaker
  • IdentityFinder
  • CMS
  • Mailman Mailing Lists
  • NewsKing
  • NuPark
  • OCLC ILLiad
  • Oracle Cloud
  • Orion
  • AxisTV
  • Sage Academic
  • SpeedTest

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

  • SamWeb
  • Titanium Scheduling
  • WAVE
  • Duo Self-Service
  • Fitness Gram
  • Cognos X
  • Library EZProxy
  • PHP Websites
  • Academic Shell Server
  • Academic SQL Server
  • Accuplacer
  • Alertus
  • Arbitrator
  • ArcGIS
  • Raven’s Nest Golf POS
  • Rec Sports Fusion
  • Recruiter
  • Sage Research

Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Exchange 2013
  • Personal Websites
  • BDM
  • Unicorn
  • Evisions
  • Linux Databases
  • Lync
  • Micros Simphony POS
  • Motio
  • PerfectForms
  • Banner Job Submission
  • Picasso
  • SHSU CMS Websites
  • Star-Rez

Friday, May 19, 2017

  • S and T Drives
  • Ellucian Mobile
  • eProcurement
  • Flash Streaming
  • Single Sign On Services
  • Banner External Web Apps
  • Banner INB
  • Remote
  • SQL Server 2012 DB Farm
  • Academic ArcGIS
  • Printing Services
  • CRIMES Replication
  • CRIMES Software
  • DegreeWorks
  • Oracle Database Cluster
  • Physics HPCC A Cluster
  • Archon
  • Cherwell
  • Physics JBON Cluster
  • Pinnacle
  • PPL Clock-In
  • ProPharm
  • Raiser’s Edge
  • Banner SSB