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 vigilance, 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.


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

Cybersecurity Activities

Virtual Cyber Scavenger Hunt

SDSU is holding its first Virtual Cyber Scavenger Hunt, open to all SDSU faculty, staff, and students. There are 10 questions and one bonus question to solve. All participants will be eliglble to win a prize.

  • Submissions will be accepted for consideration in the drawings between October 1 through October 29.
  • Only one submission per person.

2021 SDSU Cybersecurity Awareness Month Scavenger Hunt


ITSO would like to thank all those who participated in the inaugural SDSU Virtual Cyber Scavenger Hunt. ITSO will be reaching out to the winners the second week of November. The answer key is provided below.

The SDSU Virtual Cyber Scavenger Hunt will return as part of 2022 Cybersecurity Awareness Month next fall. Stay tuned.

2021 Cyber Scavenger Hunt Answer Key

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 you have the choice to provide your 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 in the Cyber in Six form 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