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!

2022 Campaign

Week 1 (Oct. 3 - 7): Fall PhishingFall Phishing

Week 2 (Oct. 10 - 14): Harvesting PasswordsHarvesting Passwords

  • Digital Trust Summit!

    📣 Major news: Registration is now open for the 2022 Digital Trust Summit!

    Join us for a one-day, virtual event on Wednesday, October 12 (9:00 AM – 3:30 PM MST) to explore the convergence of cybersecurity and data privacy for social impact. Visit the event webpage to:
    • Register for this year’s Digital Trust Summit
    • View the event’s four tracks
    • Browse the at-a-glance agenda

    What better way to celebrate October’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month than at the Digital Trust Summit? Let’s spend time together cultivating community and shaping emergent best practices in trust

  • Article: Keep your data clean with password hygiene

  • Password Strength Challenge (Oct 12-Oct 13): Swing by our table near the Tempe Memorial Union and test your password strength! We will be there with candy and stickers from 9:00AM-11:00AM on Oct 12 and 12:00PM - 3:00PM on Oct 13 while supplies last!

Week 3 (Oct. 17 - 21): Physical SecurityPhysical Security

  • Article: Enjoy connectivity without sacrificing safety
  • Physical Security Tabletop Exercises (Oct 18 & Oct 20): Join us as we explore challenges to physical security and how they can disrupt cybersecurity. Please fill out this form to sign up for either session!
    • Oct 18 - CRTVC (Tech Studio); 11AM-12PM *Tempe Campus
    • Oct 20 - UCENT (Tech Studio); 11AM- 12PM *Downtown Campus



Week 4 (Oct. 24 - 28): Social Media Best PracticesSocial Media Best Practices

  • Article: Tips to keep Sun Devils safe on social media
  • Movie Night Come watch Tinder Swindler with us! We will have free popcorn available! Register for the movie night today!
    • When: October 27th, 2022, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
      Where: SSV Bldg Auditorium - Tempe Campus
  • Social Media Challenge! Find out through a virtual exercise designed to reinforce your cyber-smarts: Those who guess the answers to a hypothetical set of password security questions will not only learn to cultivate a secure web presence, but will also be submitted into a raffle for a $25 Amazon gift card! Head to our Google Form here to give it a shot.
  • Meme Competition: Don't forget all competition entries are due Oct 28! View the details in week 1 to enter and win!