Alerts Cybersecurity Awareness Month Newsletter

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October is a global effort to help everyone stay protected whenever and however they connect. The theme for the month is “It’s easy to stay safe online,” and The Office of Information Security is proud to be a Cybersecurity Awareness Champion, supporting online safety throughout the year. We’re here to help every member of our community gain the knowledge and tools to #BeCyberSmart.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Test Your Knowledge Competition

We invite you to show us what you know by entering our Test Your Knowledge: Cybersecurity Awareness Month edition.

Complete this activity to test what you know and receive an entry for a Bear Bucks award.

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

Head over to our competition page for more instructions about getting entered to win.

Our office has planned a slate of events throughout the month highlighting these topics. Please visit our Cybersecurity Awareness Month page for additional information and follow the Office of Information Security on Twitter (@WUSTL_InfoSec) for announcements throughout the month. Below, you will find a summary of several exciting upcoming Cybersecurity Awareness Month events:

Event Schedule

Please join us for virtual webinars hosted by the Office of Information Security during the month of October:

There are not currently any upcoming events scheduled. Please check back for new events to be added.

In the meantime, if you’d like to explore campus events, please visit Happenings at WashU.

Your ability to detect and avoid online threats is our best defense against cybercrime. We’re here to help you learn how to protect yourself from security breaches, and when you protect yourself, you protect all of us. Please join us at our October events and learn more about how to #BeCyberSmart. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us by emailing We appreciate all that you do to help keep our institution secure. Thank you for doing your part to be cybersmart.