Cybersecurity Awareness Month



State of Texas Office of the Governor Cybersecurity Awareness Month Proclamation

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Activities: (Events continue to be added, check back for more.) 

Current Competitions: 

3rd 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 11th, 2020. All Texas HS students grades 9-12th, are welcome to participate in creating PSA video by submission DEADLINE EXTENSION is Friday, October 30th at 11:59pm CST. See the documents below for additional competition details. #2020TXPSA
  • 2019 Cybersecurity Awareness PSA Competition: Thank you to all the teams who participated in OCISO's 2nd annual competition. We commend you all for the hard work and creativity demonstrated in your submissions!
  • 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. 

Questions may be directed to 

MS-ISAC will not be printing calendars or posters this year but you are welcome to print and share items below. 

2020 MS-ISAC Cybersecurity Awareness Month Materials

MS-ISAC Cybersecurity Awareness Posters (.pdf)

MS-ISAC Cybersecurity Awareness Calendars

Tips and advice for staying safe online

Information about file formats