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Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

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To fulfill our part in National Cyber Security Awareness Month at Texas State University will be hosting a series of events throughout the month of October. We will have a free movie screening, special guest speaker and we will be in the quad with our NSCAM booth! This year we will focus on how to stay secure online, protect yourself from phishing and other cyber threats, and overall best practices.





Tuesday & Wednesday, October 3rd, and 4th, from 9 am to 11 am stop by our booth on the quad for FREE breakfast food, great swag items, and valuable information about how to keep yourself, your friends and family, and your works secure.

Monday, October 9th from 2 pm to 3 pm cybersecurity expert, Tim McGuffin will be speaking with students in the LBJ Student Center, room 3-14.1.

Tuesday, October 17th from 3 pm to 5 pm, the City of San Marcos will officially designate October as Cyber Security Month.

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 24th and 25th from 12 pm to 2 pm, we will present a free screening of the movie "Zero Days" in the LBJ Student center, room 3-14.1.

For more information, see the posters below or contact us-

Attend our 2017 Cyber Security Awareness events!

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zero days poster

"How You Get Hacked" - Tim McGuffin - October 9, 2017 at Texas State University

How You Get Hacked : Slides presentation McGuffin (PDF, 431 KB)

About National Cyber Security Awareness Month




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.

Since its inception under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM has grown exponentially, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation. 2017 marks the 14th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

With recent legislation and support from the White House, cybersecurity is continuously a popular topic of discussion and rightfully so. More specifically, there is an even stronger focus on consumers and their cyber safety. Everyone at every age is a consumer, and thus this year each theme will focus on the consumer and his/her needs regarding cybersecurity and safety. NCSAM 2017 also marks the 7th anniversary of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ campaign. Each year, NCSAM highlights the overall message of STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ and the capstone concepts of the campaign, like “Keep a Clean Machine,” “Protect Your Personal Information,” “Connect with Care,” “Be Web Wise,” “Be a Good Online Citizen,” “Own Your Online Presence” and “Lock Down Your Login.”


Visit Stay Safe Online to learn more!