Cybersecurity Awareness Month
2022 State of Texas Office of the Governor Cybersecurity Awareness Month Proclamation
Check out DIR's Twitter and LinkedIn profiles for cyber tips and statistics throughout the month
Cybersecurity Awareness Month Activities
October 4, 2022 - Texas Military Department CyberAware 22
October 6, 2022 - HHSC Welcome to the Dark Side: Inside the Hacking Industry
October 12, 2022 - HHSC A New Millennium: Hacking the Human
October 18, 2022 - HHSC FBI's Guide to Cyberspace
October 19, 2022 - Alice in Cyberland: A Cybersecurity Awareness Story for All Staff
October 20, 2022 - HHSC IoT... It's Bigger on the Inside
October 28, 2022 - HHSC Zero Trust: The Search for Security
Conferences and Events (Coming Soon)
Current Youth Competitions:
CyberStart America competition registration opens Tuesday, October 4th 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!
High School Student Public Service Announcement Competition
The 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, 2022. All Texas HS students grades 9-12th are welcome to participate in creating PSA videos. Submission DEADLINE EXTENDED to Wednesday, October 26th at 11:45pm CST. See the documents below for additional competition details. #2022TXPSA
- PSA Video Submission Form
- PSA Flyer
- Cybersecurity PSA Competition Information and Guidance
- Guidance on Creating a PSA
2022 Winners - thank you to all the teams who participated in OCISO's 4th annual competition. We commend you all for the hard work and creativity!
Texas A&M University Cybersecurity Games
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