Cyber Security Awareness Week and Poster Contest

CSU will participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October by holding its annual Cyber Security Awareness Week, October 17-21.  This year’s event, entitled “Stop…Think…Connect”, will educate students, faculty, and staff about security related issues involving computer usage and practices.

The event features a poster contest where students submit entries focusing on one or more of the following:

  • Password security
  • Computer security (spyware, viruses, firewalls, software updates)
  • Secure identity (Phishing, Social Engineering)
  • Data Encryption and Data Backup
  • Security of wireless/mobile devices
  • Lockdown of Workstation and Laptop Equipment
  • Email Security
  • Internet Security

All entries must be 11”x17” and must contain original, non-copywritten material. Entrants must be currently enrolled students and are limited to one submission per student.  Students can submit entries electronically in jpeg form or by hard copy to the CSU Computer Helpdesk.  The deadline for entries is Oct. 17.  The top three entries will be voted on by the student body to determine the winner.  Voting will be held Oct. 19 and 20 from 10am – 2pm at the Cyber Security Awareness Week event booth under the pavilion at the Simon Schwob Library entrance.  A NETBOOK will be the GRAND PRIZE giveaway.

Cyber Security Awareness Week will also feature keynote speakers on Oct. 19 and 20 at the Davidson Auditorium.  The two guest speakers will focus on different measures to protect yourself while using your computer, including protection while on social networks, avoiding identity theft and preventing fraud, hacking, and computer viruses.

For more information on Cyber Security Awareness Week events and poster contest guideline, visit www.columbusstate.edu/infosec.  To learn more about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, go to www.staysafeonline.org.