ITS campaign emphasizes importance of cybersecurity

Thursday 11/02/2017

Two workshops, one scavenger hunt and countless tweets and tips rounded out Florida State University’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign.

The month-long campaign, sponsored by Information Technology Services (ITS), encouraged individuals to take control of their digital lives and protect their personal information. To drive the message home, the focal point of the campaign was the laptop scavenger hunt, a game that challenged individuals to find abandoned laptops hidden around main campus. The game drew over 4,900 players into a prize drawing for an HP ProBook laptop. The lucky winner of the grand prize was Julia Kamm-Cohen, a treatment coordinator in University Health Services.

“The scavenger hunt was a really fun and creative way to engage our campus. It was a great way to make learning about important cybersecurity information entertaining and interactive,” says Julia.

In addition to the scavenger hunt, ITS hosted two workshops on timely cybersecurity topics for university employees. Each workshop saw strong attendance and spurred insightful discussion among attendees.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s cybersecurity campaign and helped make the campaign a success.