Learn About Cybersecurity and Win Big This October

The Office of Information Security is running a competition throughout October for Cybersecurity Awareness Month! WashU staff, faculty, and students can submit several entries to win up to $1,000 in BearBucks.  

  • Grand Prize: $1,000 BearBucks credit 
  • First Runner-Up: $500 BearBucks credit 
  • Second Runner-Up: $300 BearBucks credit 
  • Third Runner-Up: $200 BearBucks credit 

Beginning September 28th, we will release three episodes of “The Inside Man,” a soap opera-style training that covers critical cybersecurity themes. Every Friday until October 20th, we will release three more episodes of the series. Each video you watch will count as one entry into the drawing. You will have until November 12th to submit all of your entries. 

This annual competition will be hosted in the KnowBe4 platform. To access KnowBe4, log into the portal with your WUSTLKey credentials and search for KnowBe4.

Once in the KnowBe4 platform, navigate to your ‘Library’ tab to access the videos.

Want even MORE chances to win?! Download the KnowBe4 app to your mobile device and watch “The Inside Man” there for an additional entry in our drawing. Find the KnowBe4 app in the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store. Step-by-step instructions for accessing the application can be found here. 

Participants must be current WashU faculty, staff, or students.  

We’re excited to show you that security training can be fun, relatable, and informative, and we look forward to rewarding our lucky winners! We’ll see you in KnowBe4!  

We’d like to thank our previous challenge participants. We recently sent notification emails to our most recent winners, and we should be getting the prizes credited to your accounts very soon. Every time you take the opportunity to learn more about information security, our institution becomes a little safer and stronger. Our recent winners come from departments all over the university, including:

  • CFU – University Libraries
  • 2027 EN
  • CFU – Impact Giving & Engagement
  • Surgery – Chairman – Business Office
  • Engineering – Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering