2022 Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM)

In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM), the Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education and Outreach (CREO) and Information Technology Services (ITS) is planning a month-long campaign hosted by N.C. A&T State University and partners. Throughout the month, join us for several related activities designed to bring attention to the importance of cybersecurity. We will also highlight the excellent FREE cybersecurity education opportunities our industry partners, such as the IBM Academic Initiative, have developed for NC A&T students, faculty, and staff that are accessible all year round. 

AGGIE Shred and Electronic Recycling Day

The university’s Information Technology Services, Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education and Outreach, and Waste Management Institute are partnering to offer this free event to employees, students, and the surrounding community. 

Securely dispose of unwanted documents such as old homework assignments, medical records, tax returns, bank statements and canceled checks, as well as electronic items such as but not limited to phones, computer, tablets, hard drives, thumb drives, CDs, monitors, televisions, radios, printers, cables and wires, keyboard, laptops, batteries and household appliances in an environmentally friendly way.

A&T employees will be allowed to dispose of university documents, personal documents and personal electronics, but disposal of A&T electronics is prohibited.

Anyone disposing of documents is asked to remove paper from binders and remove any binder clips and paper clips.

Disposal of the items collected at this event is being handled by Shred-it and Powerhouse Recycling.

When:   Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 9 AM to 12 Noon

Where:  North Carolina A&T State University

             Corner of Lindsay Street and Laurel Street on campus ~ look for blue and gold balloons

             (Parking Lot #38 across from the University Police Department)

The event may end early if the shred truck or electronic recycling truck reach capacity.          

Questions about the event?  Email Information Security Services itsecure@ncat.edu

#NCATBeCyberSmart Twitter Trivia

Welcome to the 3rd year of this event! Show what you know about events, threats, IT policies, and safety that helps you protect yourself and the university.  Be the first person to answer trivia cybersecurity questions correctly and win prizes!

When: Monday, October 17 thru Friday, October 21

  • Only current N.C. A&T employees and students can participate. 
  • N.C. A&T employees and students must allow tagging and direct messaging or forfeit ability to win. 
  • Participants must answer the questions correctly on Twitter and include #NCATBeCyberSmart in your answer.  Answers must be spelled correctly to win.
  • The first N.C. A&T employee or student to answer correctly will be tagged in the comment section of the original tweet along with the correct answer and sent a direct message.

  • Participants will be verified as current N.C. A&T employees and students.

Cybersecurity Training

ITS will launch the fourth year of annual mandatory training for SHRA employees. The self-paced online training is one of the IT resources that helps employees in their roles as human firewalls protect university information and the hardware and software resources used to store, process, or transmit that information.  Topics include IT policies, common threats, social engineering, phishing, and mobile device security.   Prizes will be available for employees to win

 When: TBD

CyberBiz: Cybersecurity Workshop for Business Entrepreneurs

Shift your cybersecurity strategy from reactive to proactive. Don't wait for the hackers to come to you. We invite our entreprenureal minded NC A&T students, faculty, and staff to join local small and medium sized businesses at this FREE cybersecurity workshop. Cybersecurity professionals will detail what businesses need to create a strong holistic security strategy to keep your assets safe and stay ahead of cyber threats.

When: Friday, October 21 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
For: Small-medium sized businesses/Local Businesses & NC A&T community
Description: A FREE cybersecurity workshop for entrepreneurs to educate on proactive cybersecurity strategies critical to business security.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nc-at-sus-cyberbiz-cybersecurity-workshop-for-business-entrepreneurs-tickets-415984710467

Presented by the Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education, and Outreach and the Center of Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Sponsorship is provided by SSCI, Inc. Global Cybersecurity Risk Management Firm.



Special Thanks to our prize sponsors Campus Enterprises, CDWG, Dell, DNS, and Systel.


  • AGGIE $25 dining card
  • Amazon $25 gift cards 
  • Apple AirPods w/ charging case
  • Apple iPad (10.2" w/ 64 GB)
  • Asus Rog Strix gaming keyboard
  • Rocketbook SMART notebooks
  • Swag bags (e.g., cups, electronic desk accessories, SMART hydration devices, etc.) 
  • Visa $50 gift cards