Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cybersecurity Awareness Month Activities
Conferences and Events (Coming Soon)
Current Youth Competitions:
CyberStart America competition registration opens October 16, 2023 for all high school students in grades 9th-12th. https://www.cyberstartamerica.org/
Governor Abbott continues to support the partnership with CyberStart America and encourages Texas high school students to participate in this free national program to uncover hidden cyber talents, promote cyber safety, and to identify and develop the next generation of cyber superstars among Texas high school students. Check out the CSA Texas Teacher Tips and Student Recruitment for getting started!
Each year, the Texas A&M Division of Information Technology creates a campus-wide IT security game for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Each game is designed to be fun and engaging, while educating students, faculty and staff about how to be safe online.
The interactives were developed under the leadership of Mike Qaissaunee (about) at the Brookdale Cyber Center with funding from an NSF Grant (DUE 1601612). If you have kids or students interested learning or developing their skills in cybersecurity and networking, give these a try!
In addition, check out these Cyber Competition https://www.cssia.org/cybercompetitions/
MS-ISAC Cybersecurity Awareness Materials
MS-ISAC no longer prints toolkit materials, calendars or posters but you are welcome to print and share items below. https://www.cisecurity.org/ms-isac/ms-isac-toolkit/
- 2023 MS-ISAC Cybersecurity Awareness National Poster Contest Submission Form
- 2022 MS-ISAC Cybersecurity Awareness National Poster Contest Texas winners
- Tips and advice for staying safe online
Additional General Security Resources
Find additional cybersecurity information and tools from the following resources, all leaders in creating the standards for cybersecurity.
- Texas.gov Cyber Safety Corner
- US CERT CISA Tips for Home and Business
- US CERT CISA Tips for Home Network
- NSA Best Practices for Securing Your Home Network
- TEA Best Practices for Video Learning