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IT Offers Programs In Observance of Cyber Security Month

Oct. 5, 2012
SHSU Media Contact: Julia May

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the staff in the Division of Information Technology Services have several activities to help the SHSU community better understand why cyber security is so important.

The first of two cyber security-related social media contests begins on Monday (Oct. 8) and will go through Friday (Oct. 12).

“The first contest is called ‘Show us your NOOOOO! face,’” said Chas Stephens, IT technology trainer. “We based the name of the contest on those times that people have deleted a file or e-mail and then immediately remembered that it was extremely important. That’s the face we want to see, so we’re asking people to take photos of their ‘NOOOO!’ face and upload it to the IT@Sam Facebook page.”

The second contest requires participants to make up a funny caption for a picture that has been posted on the IT@Sam Service Desk Facebook page. This contest starts on Oct. 15 and will end on Oct. 19.

On Tuesday (Oct. 9), a panel of representatives from IT will answer questions about cyber security in the CHSS Building, C070, from 3 to 5 p.m.

A second panel discussion will take place on Oct. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Mafrige Auditorium of the Smith-Hutson Building.

A final presentation is on Oct. 25, when Don Perry of IT will inform guests how to browse the web anonymously. The presentation will be held in CHSS Building, C070, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

“Everything you do on the web has the potential for being tracked,” Stephens said. “We plan to offer some insight on how this can be avoided with this presentation.”

For more information about the activities during the month, contact the IT Service Desk at 936.294.1950 or e-mail servicedesk@shsu.edu.



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