As we wrap up National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we like to reflect on the impact of technology and how it plays such an integral role in our daily lives—everything from paying bills to controlling our TV lineup is managed online. The wealth of information stored online about each one of us is staggering. We highlighted some of these in our weekly emails. We discussed how to spot phishing emails; We looked at how more applications are run from the internet, rather than installed locally and a few key tips for internet safety with those devices; When using social networking, how to define your own security or privacy settings to protect your information by reviewing your security setting periodically. We also released our fall Security Report.
In addition, we hosted our first Security Showdown this month. The theme was “I Work with Superheroes” and we recognized several cybersecurity superheroes in departments across campus, plus had some fun thinking like cyber villains to help us defend against them.
We would like to thank everyone that attended. We would also like to congratulate all our winners.
|Cyber Security Awareness Raffle|
|Meadows Tickets||Vickie Bumgardner, Brian Argenbright|
|AMC Gift Card||Aren Cambre|
|Football Tickets||Melissa Stanford, Jorge Cruz|
|AMC Gift Card||Tommy Doan|
|Virus 8 Punchcard|
|Football Tickets||Ruthann Swanson, Deborah Clayton, Bindu Vorghese|
|Meadows Tickets||Lane Duncan|
|Tate Lecture Tickets||Hannah Cogsil|
|Vacation Day||Salomeh Sheridan|
|Dining Card||Michele Hill|
|AMC Gift Card||Adria Richmond|
|SMU Dining Card||Yaw Bonsu|
|Cyber Security Super Heroes|
|Vacation Day||Tommy Doan|
|Nominees||Lane Duncan, Windy Epperson, Stephen Forrest, Sander Hickerson, Lorinda Lamb, Aaron Parris, Josh Ruiz, Marjorie Rush, Austin Westervelt|
|Top Spam Defenders|
|Vacation Day||Brian Argenbright|
|Nominees||Alan Brown, Robert Calkins, Aren Cambre, Mattie Casey, Karen Click, Lara Corazalla, LaGail Davis, Chuck Donaldson, Duane Harbin, Erich Heise, Delores Henry, Mary Jane Johnson, Andy Maupin, Renee McDonald, Toni Nolan, Jean Porter, Sam Ratcliffe, Chris Snyder, Martha Stark, Janet Stephens, Glenn Voss, Breanna Webb, Susan White, Paley Wu|
|Security Showdown Grand Prize Winner|
Tate Lecture Tickets,
and AMC Gift Card
Again, thank you to everyone that attended the Security Showdown. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s security awareness event.