Think your online life is secure? Ready to put your digital identity to the test? Prove it.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. So each week in October, we're challenging students to perform one cybersecurity task. And for every task you complete, you'll be rewarded.

How It Works

Each week in October has a task. Bring proof that you've completed a weekly task to the Office of Information Technology's Help Desk (Moody 309) and you'll get that week's prize. (You can complete each week's task at any time, but prizes are offered while supplies last.) 

When you complete the first week's task, you'll also receive a stamp card to bring with you each time you complete a task. Our staff will stamp your card, which will prove important at the end of the month ... But we'll get to that in a moment. 

The Challenge

Week

Task

Oct. 1-5 Turn on two-factor authentication for an online account (e.g., Google, Apple, banking). 

Tell us which account you took care of — don't show us! — to claim your prize. 
Oct. 8-11*
(Friday, Oct. 12, is Founder's Day!)
Update your St. Edward's password following our guidelines in the Password Policy for a secure password. 

Tell us the URL of the website you went to in order to update your password to claim your prize. (Please, please don't tell us your password!)
Oct. 15-19 Install antivirus software on your laptop or desktop. 

Tell us what kind of software and on what device to claim your prize. (If you already have it installed, that's fine, too!)
Oct. 22-26 Find an example of a phishing email you received. But don't reply to it!

Show us the email and tell us how you spotted that it was a scam. 
Oct. 29-Nov. 2 Take our No-Good, Very-Bad Cybersecurity Challenge Quiz. 

Tell us the secret phrase that appears at the end to claim your prize. (Quiz will open on Oct. 29. Look for it here and on our social media feeds.) 

Completed All Five Weeks? 

We've got a special prize for the Cybersecurity G.O.A.T. Bring your full stamp card to the Help Desk anytime after Nov. 2 and you'll be entered in to a raffle for a shot to win an iPad. There can only be one iPad winner, but for those who complete all five weeks of challenges, we'll also draw names for free T-shirts and other prizes.