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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

This month is National Cyber Security Month. Therefore, we will be doing our part to promote cyber security awareness across campus. Throughout the month, we will have panel discussions that you can attend as well as games, both online and in person. Our goal throughout this month is to better educate the Sam Houston population about the dangers of online activity and how we can protect ourselves. If at all possible, please take advantage of these activities that we have planned. You never know what you might learn!


Cyber Security Panel

We will have two panel-discussion groups during the month. We will have several SHSU employees there to answer any questions you may have regarding cyber security.

  • October 9th
    • CHSS C070
    • 3:00 - 5:00 PM
  • October 17th
    • Mafridge Auditorium
    • 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Cyber Security Presentation

Think your online activities are private? Think again. Everything you do on the web has the potential of being tracked. With this in mind, Don Perry will be offering a short presentation on how to browse the web anonymously on October 25th.

  • October 25th
    • CHSS C070
    • 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Games in the Mall Area

During the second week of October, we will have a number of games available to play in the LSC Mall area. We will have games that range from cyber security trivia to virus minesweeper. We encourage everyone to come by our table and try their luck.

Social Media Contests

Throughout the month, we will have a number of social media contests. If you are not currently following us on Twitter or Facebook, we encourage you to do so. By following us, you ensure that you will receive up to the minute updates from IT@Sam.

Here are the contests we will have available:

  • Nooo! Face - Take a picture of your best "I've been hacked" face and post it to our Facebook page! The contest opens October 8th and closes October 12th. The winner will get a $25 gift card.
  • Caption Contest - Submit a caption for cyber-related photos that we'll post on our Facebook page.  The best caption will win! The contest opens October 15th and closes October 19th. The winner will get a $25 gift card.


Throughout the month, we will be giving away prizes. We have everything from pens to iPhone cases. What is great about this is it is all FREE! Take part in the activities and you could win some cool stuff!

For a more in depth description of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, please visit the National Cyber Security Alliance site.

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