Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022

Huddle up team!
We need your help to beat UF!

Get ready to head to training camp, cyber training camp that is. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month happens each October and is dedicated to promoting important cybersecurity information to help you tackle cyberthreats all year long.

Cyber Bowl 2022  

The Cyber Bowl is an online game designed to test students’ and employees’ defense against cyberthreats. Players take the (virtual) field and tackle five challenging questions—ranging from phishing blindsides to intercepted credit cards—to find out if they can help FSU bring home the cybersecurity championship. 

The Cyber Bowl will run from October 3–14, and FSU will be competing against UF to see which school can get the most participation.  

Grand Prize 

One $500 tuition scholarship (students) 

One of two pairs of tickets to the Florida vs. Florida State football game (employees and students) 

Take Cyber Bowl Field


Cybersecurity Training

Attend a virtual training session to learn more about how to practice good cybersecurity and help protect the FSU community.


Building Data Resilience and Securing Your Data in the Cloud

Presented by Amazon Web Services

October 4 | 10:30-11:30AM

Ransomware continues to be an increasing threat to State and Local Government and Academic institutions. There is a growing need for organizations to optimize their ransomware strategy to combat this threat. In this session, attendees will learn about various Amazon Web Services (AWS) and security partner solutions that will give valuable threat intelligence to incident response teams, mitigate the risk of ransomware to your environment and build data resilience. 

Presenter: Maria S. Thompson is the state and local government executive government advisor of cybersecurity for Amazon Web Services. In this role, she brings over 20 years of experience in information technology, strategic planning, computer network defense, and risk management. 

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FSU Incident Response Plan

October 12 | 10:30-11:30AM

How do you prepare and recover from an incident?  This session will cover the Incident Response Process by explaining the four main components.  Preparation, tabletop exercises for those unfamiliar with the overall process.  Detection and analysis will touch on the systems and processes your organization has in place to identify and confirm an incident.  Containment, Eradication and Recovery how does one work to mitigate the effects of the incident and re-establish an operational status?  Finally, the most forgotten step, post-incident activities.  A review of what went wrong and what went right. 

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Microsoft Innovative Cloud-Based Capabilities for Zero Trust

Presented by Microsoft

October 19 | 10:30-11:30AM

During this session, we will walk you through how Microsoft can help you defend against modern attacks by adhering to zero-trust principles and modern tooling. The focus will be on the Zero Trust Model and the solutions to build it across three focus areas: posture, policy and security tools. The session will conclude with demonstrations of Microsoft Defender for Cloud and Microsoft Sentinel.

Presenter: Rod Trent is a cloud security advocate for Microsoft and a Microsoft Sentinel global subject matter expert. He is a husband, dad, and first-time grandfather. In his spare time, you can regularly find him simultaneously watching Six Million Dollar Man TV show episodes and writing KQL queries.

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How to Spot a Phish

October 26 | 10:30-11:30AM

Don’t take the bait! This training will cover the different types of phishing and social engineering exploits that attempt to trick you into giving up personal information. We will demonstrate how attackers do this through emails, phone calls and even texting. Leave this session with tips and tricks on how to spot and deflect these malicious attempts to steal your personal data.

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Seminole Prepared: Emergency and Response (SPEAR)

October 28 | 10:30-11:30AM

FSU Emergency Management (FSU-EM) will present on the university’s emergency notification system, FSU ALERT. This training will detail the various integrations in FSU ALERT, the importance of having multiple ways to receive emergency notifications and why the university sends certain messages. FSU-EM will also briefly review their new online training, Seminole Prepared: Emergency and Response (SPEAR). A link to the SPEAR training will be provided at the end of the session and will soon be available on the FSU-EM website:

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Communications Kit

Download cybersecurity marketing materials

Help us promote cybersecurity awareness month at FSU! Use the resources below to encourage participation within your department.

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