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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

Cyberspace is woven into the fabric of our daily lives more than ever before. We enjoy the benefits and convenience that cyberspace provides as many of us shop from home, bank using our smartphones, and interact with friends from around the world through social networks. ASU is committed to raising the bar when it comes to cybersecurity awareness.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. Arizona State University participates as a National Cybersecurity awareness month champion.

Download a Cybersecurity Awareness Month zoom background to use throughout the month!

Have questions or want to chat about cybersecurity? Join our Discord server!

We welcome and encourage all feedback from the community. Please submit this form to provide your feedback and help improve our program.

2021 Campaign:


Week 1 (Oct. 4 - 8): Be Cyber Smart

Missed the event or just want to watch it all over? View our session recording from the Next-Gen Cybersecurity event!

  • Meme Competition (Oct 4 - Oct 29): Are you on top of your meme game? Participate in our Cybersecurity Awareness themed contest. Join our Discord server for more information.

Top Prize: $25 Gift Card to Bloomin' Brands (Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill,  Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Bonefish Grill)

 

Week 2 (Oct. 11 - 15): Fight the Phish!

  • Trick or treat phishing challenge (Oct 13-14): Swing by our table near the Tempe Memorial Union and test your phishing skills! We will be there with candy and stickers from 12:30PM - 3:00PM While supplies last!
  • Scavenger Hunt/Cryptograpy Challenge: Do you consider yourself a cryptographic guru? Join the Scavenger Hunt across Tempe campus to decipher a message that contains very important information!

Top Prize: First person to correctly decipher the message will be rewarded with two tickets to see Mean Girls at Gammage on November 4th at 7:30PM!

All submissions are due by Friday October 15, 2021 at 12PM (Arizona time)

Get started using our scavenger hunt tip sheet and submission form!

 

 

Week 3 (Oct. 18 - 22): Explore. Experience. Share. - Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

 

 

Week 4 (Oct. 25 - 29): The Future of Connected Devices

  • Article: "Nothing personal" - Sharing data on a need-to-know basis
  • Jeopardy! Think you have what it takes to be our Jeopardy champion? Join us in our virtual game of Jeopardy and find out! Many of our questions may just come from the content provided throughout the month! 
    • Where: Zoom link to be posted soon.
    • When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 3:00PM - 3:45PM (Arizona Time)
    • Top Prize: Amazon Echo Dot!
  • Meme Competition: Don't forget all competition entries are due Oct 29! View the details in week 1 to enter and win!
 
     

 


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