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Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018

FREE Events & Movie Screenings in October!

Special Guest Speaker - Aaron Bayles 

The Office of Information Security is hosting events during the entire month of October to do our part in supporting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018. 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 provide you with online security best practices.

Full Schedule of FREE Events

Security Games in The Quad

Wednesday, October 3:  9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Thursday, October 4:  9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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.

Screening of "Cambridge Analytica - Uncovered" - BBC Documentary

Wednesday, October 17:  12 p.m. - 2 p.m., LBJSC 3-9.1
Thursday, October 18:  12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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"Tech giant Facebook and data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica are at the centre of a dispute over the harvesting and use of personal data - and whether it was used to influence the outcome of the US 2016 presidential election or the UK Brexit referendum." -

Guest Speaker: Aaron Bayles

Tuesday, October 23:  1 p.m. - 2 p.m., LBSCJ 3-5.1
Wednesday, and 24:  1 p.m. - 2 p.m., LBSCJ 3-9.1

Principal Security Consultant, Industrial Control Systems Security, and author of "InfoSec Career Hacking," Aaron Bayles brings 23 years of experience in IT security. He will discuss the implications of internet connected devices in phishing scams and how to make sure your IoT devices aren't compromising your private data.


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

guest speaker poster
Cambridge Analytica Poster

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. 2018 marks the 15th 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 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 2018 also marks the 8th 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! 

Previous Presenter - Tim McGuffin

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

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