Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Now in its 17th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. Texas Woman's University is proud to support this far-reaching online safety awareness and education initiative which is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Events and Activities

October 1 - 21

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Student Video Contest
October 1-21 | Student contest | Sponsored by TWU IT Solutions

Pioneers are cybersmart! TWU students are invited to create a 1-3 minute video to promote cybersecurity awareness. Grand prize is a Nintendo Switch Lite! Click here for full contest details.

October 7

8:00 AM-1:30 PM | Virtual event | Presented by the Texas Military Department

CyberAware20 is an interactive cyber event that will converge the Texas Military Department and its state and federal partners at Camp Mabry to build partnerships, collaborate, and educate participants about ongoing cyber efforts across the state. There will be exhibits, exploit demos, current threat information, and special presentations.

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October 8

Connect It, Protect It in Remote Working and Learning Environments
12:00-1:00 PM | Webinar |
Presented by EDUCAUSE

We all have so many users, and their devices that need to be connected, especially when working or learning from home. We want to make sure they can connect easily while still maintaining the security we need. Zero Trust is a great way to approach this. It's based on the idea that trust must be earned before any connection is allowed… and that trust must be continuously monitored and verified. This session will help you understand what Zero Trust is and discuss how to use it to more effectively to secure your environment and devices.

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October 12-16

Security Beyond the Office
On Demand | Training |
 Presented by Proofpoint

In this module, faculty and staff will learn best practices for keeping your data, network, and equipment safe when working outside of the office. Topics include safe use of Wi-Fi networks, the dangers of public computers, and practical physical security measures.

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October 20

Don't Get Phished! with Q&A by TWU Info Security Team
2:00-3:00 PM | Virtual presentation | Presented by TWU Information Security and Outreach & Engagement

When should I click on links in an email? Why does this email look suspicious even though it says it was sent by a colleague? Find the answers to these questions and more during our live presentation with the TWU Information Security team. Participants will learn how to avoid a phish and protect their data. At the end of the session, the TWU Info Security team will be open for questions and answers.

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October 29-30 

TWU Cybersecurity Trivia
October 29-October 30 | Virtual trivia game | Presented by TWU Information Security

Put your cybersmarts to the test! Questions will be based on cybersecurity tips we share all month long, so follow along on Twitter (@TWUTech) and Facebook (TWU Technology), and attend our phishing event on October 20 to gain an advantage. Participants must be a Texas Woman's University faculty, staff or student to play. 
First place receives an Amazon Fire TV Stick! Winner will be announced by November 3, 2020.

Registration is required to play. Check back soon for registration details.

Page last updated 12:26 PM, September 25, 2020