The Office of Information Security extends our heartfelt gratitude to the faculty, staff, and students who participated in the events and activities of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 so far! During the first three weeks of October, we hosted a slate of webinars and presentations to help our community stay informed and empowered in the ever-changing information security landscape. We’re here to help you #BeCyberSmart, and your participation in our celebration makes our work all the more meaningful. 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month So Far

In webinars this month, we’ve heard from our new WUSM CISO, Joe Susai, learned about protecting and managing our data from our HIPAA privacy officer, Christine Schorb, WashU CISO, Kevin Hardcastle, and WUSTLBox subject matter expert, Eric Suiter,and we listened to the insights of Information Security Manager, Brian Allen in a WashU virtual presentation and during his Zeek Week presentation. The Cybersecurity Awareness Month “syllabus” includes specific details about these events and the objectives of our monthlong program. Although the pandemic required us to move most of our events online, our community’s continued enthusiasm and interest remains inspiring. Our shared information security relies on the knowledge and vigilance of each of us, and your participation lets us know that we really are all in this together. 

“Final Exam” and Contest Information

To thank you for your participation, we invite WashU faculty, staff, and students to take our “Cybersecurity Awareness Month Final Exam” for a chance to win one of four $100 Bear Bucks credits or one of 24 $25 Bear Bucks credits. Bear Bucks is a cashless system on the WU ID card that can be used to make purchases on any of our four WashU campuses and at many local businesses. To enter the drawing, simply visit the link below to take this short, “open-note” (hint links provided) quiz via Qualtrics. Remember to include your WUSTL email address and Faculty/Staff or Student ID number on the quiz so that we can notify you of your winnings and load your Bear Bucks! Rest assured, we will protect the privacy and personal information of all participants. The “Final Exam” closes on November 15th at 11:59 PM, after which we will notify prize winners as soon as possible. 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Syllabus

Cybersecurity Awareness Month “Final Exam”

Additional Events

We’ve had an amazing month so far, but the fun isn’t over yet! To close out the month, we’re partnering with the Office of Sustainability to offer two secure e-waste recycling and light bulb swap events on October 29th (7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., WUSM Food Truck area, corner of Scott Ave. and Taylor Ave.) and November 5th (Danforth campus, Snow Way by Knight and Bauer Halls). Bring “anything with a cord” to these recycling events, and trade old incandescent light bulbs for an energy-efficient 60watt LED bulb. Please note that university-owned items will not be accepted, and some larger items may include a small disposal fee. More information about these recycling events is available on the Cybersecurity Awareness Month page on our website. 


E-Waste Recycling and Light Bulb Swap (WUSM)

October 29, 2020
7:30 am – 10:30 am
Food Truck area, corner of Scott Ave. & Taylor Ave. WUSM, St. Louis, Missouri 63110 (United States)

E-Waste Recycling and Light Bulb Swap (DANFORTH)

November 5, 2020
7:30 am – 10:30 am
Snow Way by Knight and Bauer Halls, Snow Way by Knight and Bauer Halls, Saint Louis, Missouri 63130 (United States)

Thank you again for your participation this month. We are inspired by your interest in information security and look forward to our continued shared efforts to keep WashU secure.