It’s time to take the cyber field once again

Monday 10/09/2023

Huddle up for the ultimate cyber showdown! 

Florida State University is kicking off our Cyber Bowl cybersecurity awareness campaign today! This year is even bigger than last year as we go up against nine other Florida universities to see which school can get the most people to play for their team. The school with the most participants will win at the end of the game. 

Along with competing to beat The University of Florida, University of Miami, University of West Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of South Florida, New College, Florida International University, University of Central Florida and University of North Florida, we will be giving away two $500 scholarships (students) and two pairs of tickets to the University of Miami vs. Florida State football game in November to three randomly selected participants. The best part? Students, faculty and staff can all participate.  


“Last year we really saw students get into the rivalry with 4,106 students, faculty and staff getting involved to beat UF,” said Hunkapiller. “This year we hope to get even more of the FSU community involved in cybersecurity, as the rivalry just got even bigger.” 

Bill Hunkapiller, Chief Information Security Officer, Information Technology Services

Get involved this month to learn how to tackle common cyberthreats and be entered to win one of our prizes. The Cyber Bowl will go from October 9 – 20. During this time, you will be able to visit and take the quiz. 

Along with the Cyber Bowl, you can gain extra entries to win a scholarship or tickets to the game by going for the two-point conversion and signing the Cyber Pledge at the end of the online game.  

All month long, we also will be hosting training events to help you enhance your cybersecurity awareness:  

October 5 | How to Spot a Phish 
October 12 | Internet Survivability for Parents  
October 19 | The Continual Journey of Zero Trust  
October 26 | FSU Incident Response Plan 
October 31 | Technology and FSU Emergency Management 

“Cyberthreats are becoming more and more common, especially when it comes to college campuses,” said Dr. Bill Hunkapiller, the Chief Information Security Officer at FSU. “The only way to stay alert is through education and awareness, which is what this month is all about.” 

ITS is dedicated to giving you all the resources needed to be a cyber champion all year long. 

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