October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an initiative led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Now in its 18th year, NCSAM is committed to empowering individuals and organizations to be more resilient against cyber threats by ensuring they are prepared with the tools and resources required to be safe and secure online.
A (virtual) awards ceremony will be held in early November (date TBD) to celebrate our winners!
We'd also like to thank an additional sponsor, GenCyber Tacoma for providing the Qi Wireless Chargers for all entrants!
The goal of this challenge is to get students and community members to think about ways that they can #BeCyberSmart. We're asking all entrants to submit a short, 2-3 minute video explaining the merits of one or more of the following topics:
Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication
Using a Strong Password
Recognizing and Reporting Phishing
Keeping Software Up-To-Date
Videos will be judged based on the following rubric:
Information provided about the chosen topic is accurate
Video is the appropriate length
Video is visually appealing and creative
Video is understandable by all, regardless of tech background
All University of Washington and Washington State College students, K-12 students, and community members are eligible to participate in the 2023 Cybersecurity Awareness Video Challenge
The top 4 submissions will receive a Raspberry Pi 400, an all-in-one personal computer, completely built into the keyboard!