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

October is National Cybersecurity 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

The challenge runs from Monday, Sept. 30–Friday, Nov. 1. Each Monday, we'll post the week's task right here. Once a task is posted, you're welcome to complete it.

Bring proof that you've completed a weekly task to the Help Desk in Moody 309 and you'll get a mini-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 ...  

The Challenge

Tasks will publish each Monday during the challenge. Favorite this page or follow us on Instagram or Twitter to check for tasks when they go live. 
Week Task
Sept. 30–Oct. 4 Turn on two-factor authentication for an online account (e.g., Google, Apple, banking). 

Tell us which account you take care of — don't show us! — to claim your prize!
Oct. 7–11 Update your St. Edward's password following our guidelines for a secure password. 

Tell us the website you visited in order to update your password to claim your prize. (Please, please don't tell us your password.)
Oct. 14–18*

*Friday, Oct. 18 is Founders Day, so we'll be closed.
Install antivirus software on your laptop or desktop. 

Tell us the software you installed and on which device to claim your prize. 
Oct. 21–25 Find an example of a phishing email you received. Don't reply to it!

Show us the email and tell us how you spotted it was a scam. 
Oct. 28–Nov. 1 Take our No-Good, Very-Bad Cybersecurity Challenge Quiz

You'll receive an email receipt to prove you completed the quiz. Show it to us for your final stamp. 

Completed All Five Weeks? 

Finish all five tasks and you'll be entered in a raffle for a chance to win an iPad, a pair of Beats headphones or another exclusive prize. 
  • Return your full stamp card to the Help Desk by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.
  • Entries turned in after the deadline will not be counted.
  • Winners will be notified via email the following week.