Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cybersecurity Awareness Month Activities (Coming Soon)
Conferences and Events (Coming Soon)
Current Youth Competitions:
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, 2021. All Texas HS students grades 9-12th are welcome to participate in creating PSA videos. Submission DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday, October 14th 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
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!
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/
- 2020 MS-ISAC Cybersecurity Awareness Posters
- 2021 MS-ISAC Calendar
- 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