Cybersecurity Awareness Month



2020 State of Texas Office of the Governor Cybersecurity Awareness Month Proclamation

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Activities: (2021 events coming soon.) 

Current Competitions: 

  • 2021 Texas High School Cybersecurity Awareness Public Service Announcement Competition
4th Annual High School Cybersecurity Awareness Public Service Announcement (PSA) Competition sponsored by the Texas Department of Information Resources Office of the Chief Information Security Officer opens September 14th, 2021. All Texas HS students grades 9-12th, are welcome to participate in creating PSA video by submission DEADLINE is Friday, October 22nd at 11:59pm CST. See the documents below for additional competition details. #2021TXPSA
  • 2020 Cybersecurity Awareness PSA Competition Winners

Thank you to all the teams who participated in OCISO's 3rd annual competition. We commend you all for the hard work and creativity despite the challenges faced this year!

  • MS-ISAC 2020-2021 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

Each year students K-12 from across the country submit pieces of artwork that cover topics such as being safe online, good online security practices, cyber bullying, and how to be a good digital citizen. Public, private, and home schooled students in grades K-12 are all invited to participate! The contest will run from September 25, 2020 through January 22, 2021. The winners of the contest will be recognized nationally in acknowledgment of National October Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).

For more information regarding the contest and other ways to participate in NCSAM (such as the Best of the Web Contest), please visit the MS-ISAC Toolkit page listed below. The poster contest entry form is available under Bring Security Home, which includes FAQs to help guide your efforts and provide inspiration.  Send questions and submissions to All submissions must be sent as a scanned image. 

  • MS-ISAC Cybersecurity Awareness Materials

MS-ISAC no longer print toolkit materials calendars or posters this year but you are welcome to print and share items below.