Security Awareness and Training


2020 Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign 2021

October means Halloween, pumpkin spice lattes, and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). This year's theme - Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart – stresses personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. With sustained vigilane, proper precautions, and a bit of advanced effort, we can all protect ourselves from online dangers.


Weekly Themes

As a proud NCSAM Month Champion, SDSU is launching a month-long program to create awareness about cybersecurity.  Every week in October, the IT Security Office (ITSO) will provide information and tips on protecting your digital identity and keeping safe from cyber villains.

The weekly themes for this year include:

  • Week 1 - Be Cyber Smart
  • Week 2 - Fight the Phish! 
  • Week 3 - Cybersecurity in Your Community
  • Week 4 - Cybersecurity: A Shared Responsibility

Follow along here and @SDSUITSO to find resources and toolkits that will help empower SDSU users to reduce their digital risks.

Topic: Cybersecurity in Your Community

Topic: A Shared Responsibility



Monday, Oct. 18 @ 3:00 pm Live Hacking Session presented by the CSU Register by October 6!


Cyber in Six

The line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. Share your cybersecurity thoughts and experiences with your fellow SDSU community members. In six words or less, describe what cybersecurity means to you.

Provide only the information you wish to submit. Please note that by completing this form you consent to the publication of your Cybersecurity Card on our Cybersecurity Wall and in other media projects related to the Cyber in Six Campaign. If selected, responses will be posted on the Cybersecurity Wall. If you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate your preference below. We will not publish your name or email address under any circumstances without your consent.

Cyber in Six Form

2021 Cybersecurity Wall


Zoom Backgrounds

Need to spice up your Zoom meetings? Download a cybersecurity-themed Zoom virtual background.

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How Can I Get Involved?


Previous Cybersecurity Awareness Campaigns