The Office of Information Security extends its gratitude to the faculty, staff, and students who participated in the events and activities of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020! During the month of October, we hosted a slate of webinars and presentations to help our community stay informed and empowered in the digital era. This year, our program adapted to the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic by moving almost entirely online. Despite this major shift, we were heartened to see so many members of the WashU community join us during our events. We saw hundreds of people in our webinars and online presentations, and we were delighted that more than 200 faculty members and 100 students voluntarily participated in our “Final Exam!” We are proud to serve such an engaged community. It is through your participation that we keep WashU secure.
In Cybersecurity Awareness Month webinars, we 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. We partnered with the Office of Sustainability to run two secure e-waste recycling and light bulb swap events, and we were happy to award dozens of lucky participants Bear Bucks for completing our Cybersecurity Awareness Month “Final Exam.”
Although this year presented novel challenges, we worked together across our campuses to make the month a great success. Many thanks to everyone who made Cybersecurity Awareness Month happen. We’re already looking forward to next year!