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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

It's All Fun & Games Until It's Not!

CSAM is now concluded, but that doesn't mean you can't #becybersmart
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Cybersecurity Scavenger Hunt

Come join the Office of Cybersecurity during Cybersecurity Awareness Month to answer these sixteen (16) questions that will help you #BeCyberSmart. Answers to these questions can either be found on our own webpages or the internet. Each question has a clue to lead you in the right direction. The hunt begins here!


Games, Games, and More Games

Have you ever played Wordle? We developed a cybersecurity version of the popular word guessing game. Every Tuesday and Thursday in October, we will put a link in the Daily Digest for a new word to guess. Worried you might miss a chance to play?  We'll keep the links up here all month. 

Wordle - Date


Links to Play

October 3 a string of characters that must be used to gain admission to something
October 5 an attempt to trick people into giving secret information under false pretenses
October 10 what NOT to do to link and attachments in emails
October 12 a type of malicious software, or malware, that spreads between computers and causes damage to data and software
October 17 software and operating system updates that aim to fix security vulnerabilities in a program or product
October 19 fraudsters pretend to be someone or something else to wind a person's trust. (this happens a lot on campus with bad actors pretending to be a chancellor, dean, or department head asking for a "favor")
October 24 relating to or involving computers or computer networks (such as the Internet)
October 26 a program that is used to perform bulk functions. Mostly used for good purposes, cyber criminals can also use this to infect your computer with malware.
October 31 how impactful an action is given the potential impact of a threat and the likelihood of that threat occurring


There are quite a few web-based games that deal with different cybersecurity topics. Every Wednesday in October, we will post a link to a new game for you to test your cybersecurity knowledge.

Online Cybersecurity Games
Links to Play
October 4 Crossword puzzle
October 11 Be Internet Awesome   (Kid friendly)
October 18 If You See Something, Say Something
October 25 Phishing Gizmo Puzzle


Weekly Cybersecurity Tips

Every Friday, daily cybersecurity tips are provided through the daily digest, on the news server, and archived on our site.

Oct 31, 2023