Cybersecurity Awareness Month Newsletter

Win Up To $1,000 in Our Cybersecurity Awareness Month Test Your Knowledge Competition

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The Office of Information Security (OIS) is always looking for ways to improve your security and reward your participation in our efforts. For this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we broadened the range of topics covered by our knowledge test, and we increased our prize amounts accordingly. We hope that taking this quiz and playing the Spot the Phish game for a bonus entry will help you keep yourself and WashU more secure.

Guidance for Reporting Phishing

Have you seen the Phish Alert Button (PAB)? It’s the easiest way for you to report potential phishing attacks while giving our office all the information we need to analyze and neutralize any potential threats. You can find the PAB in the interface of the Outlook email clients on desktop and mobile or in the browser-based version of Outlook. Please check out the page below for more information about the PAB and where to find it.

Phish Alert Button (PAB) | Office of Information Security | Washington University in St. Louis

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

Don’t forget to play the BONUS GAME for an additional chance to win!

Participants who complete the activity successfully (Qualtrics link below) will earn one entry in a drawing. The final question includes a link to the “Spot the Phish” game in our new KnowBe4 training platform. Participants who complete the “Spot the Phish” training will earn a second entry in the drawing. The Test Your Knowledge Activity includes instructions for finding this training game, so please read the question carefully.

Entries will be accepted through September and October, with winners announced in November.

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

Let’s play!

Test Your Knowledge Activity: