NCSAM Security Awareness Month:
October 2017

October 2016 NCSAM posts

Information Technology Services (ITS) is celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness (NCSAM) month in October. NCSAM is a collaborative effort from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance. This is the 13th year of NCSAM and 2016 marks the sixth anniversary of the STOP.THINK.CONNECT campaign. This campaign focuses on consumers and offers simple actionable advice.

STOP: make sure security measures are in place. THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online. CONNECT: and enjoy the Internet.

Information Technology Services encourages you to do the best you can to be secure in cyberspace. If you have any questions or issues, contact the Help Desk. Please report any scams or fraud instances to:


What you can do to be secure in cyberspace?

Practice safe and secure measures with these easy steps:

1. Follow ITS @binghamtonITS on Twitter and Instagram

Week 1: October 2-6 – Simple Steps to Online Safety.

Week 2: October 9-13 – Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone's Business

Week 3: October 16-20 – Today's Predictions for Tomorrow's Internet

Week 4: October 23-27 – The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

2. Follow STOP.THINK.CONNECT @stopthnkconnect.

3. Review our ITS security page, and report any security issues to

4. Do your research, and stay on top of security trends, tips and advice.


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Be sure and follow us on Instagram and Twitter for helpful security and technology information. 

October's weekly social media informative posts are below, for your review.

WEEK ONE: Simple Steps to Online Safety.

Social Media Security Information to keep you cyber aware of security importance!

All members of the public can take some simple actions to protect themselves online and to recover in the event a cyber incident occurs.

We kicked off the National Cyber Security Awareness Month! ITS shares daily tips and information to help keep you and your accounts secure.

week one twitter posts



WEEK TWO: Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone's Business

Creating a culture of cybersecurity is critical for all organizations ‒ large and small businesses, academic institutions, non-profits, and government agencies – and must be a shared responsibility among all employees.

week two posts



WEEK THREE - Today's Predictions for Tomorrow's Internet

Smart cities, connected devices, digitized records, as well as smart cars and homes have become a new reality.

week three posts



WEEK FOUR: The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers. It is critical that today's students graduate ready to enter the workforce to fill the vast number of available cybersecurity positions.

week four posts



WEEK FIVE: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

The essential systems that support our daily lives – such as electricity, financial institutions, and transportation – are all dependent upon the Internet. Building resilience in critical infrastructure is crucial to our national security. 

week five posts






Last Updated: 11/7/17