Welcome to another Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM)!! Although we can’t meet in person, we do have a full list of activities that you can participate in.
Cybersecurity Challenge 2020/2021
The Challenge is back with several improvements. As before, you earn contest entry codes by participating in cybersecurity activities. Each entry gets you one chance to win a $250 Best Buy gift certificate from Cisco Systems Canada. However the contest now runs from October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. This should prevent Challenge fatigue while still ensuring everyone has the opportunity to participate.
The teams have also been updated. They are now only 100 members in size. As all the teams are the same size, the leaderboard will display the actual number of entries rather than percentages. Lastly, the sharing of codes officially became against the rules. If you don’t participate and enter a code, you will be disqualified from the Challenge.
Virtual Treasure Hunt
To replace our Hack the Room activity, we have a virtual treasure hunt. Bluebeard has hidden a chest full of crypto currency. Solve the clues, collect contest entry codes and find the treasure. Everyone who finds the treasure is entered into a draw for a $100 Amazon gift certificate courtesy of WBM Technologies.
The Cybercrime Series
Come join us for tales of cyberhorror. The Cybercrime Series looks at cybernightmares and how to prevent them. We have two scheduled for October.
- Cybersecurity: Are our graduates ready for the new economy? – Angele McAllister
- The Cybersecurity Monster Manual: Stopping things that go “hack” in the night – Michael McDonnell
Double codes for completing training in October
To encourage you to complete your cybersecurity training, we are offering two contest entry codes for completing your training this month.
Our regular activities
Keep an eye out for our regular activities as well. Participating in them earns you contest entry codes for the Challenge. You can subscribe to the newsletter, show off your cybersecurity sticker, join us in the Cybercafe or complete your training.