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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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Cybersecurity Scavenger Hunt

Come join the Office of Cybersecurity during Cybersecurity Awareness Month for the 2nd annual Cybersecurity Digital Scavenger Hunt. Everyone in our UTHSC community is welcome to join the fun. All participants who complete this hunt by October 31, 2021, are eligible for a drawing for PRIZES that include AirPods, an RTIC insulated backpack, a UT Volunteers collapsible chair, and UTHSC swag. A sampling of the prizes can be found below. Winners will be chosen the first week of November. The hunt begins here!

Weekly Themes and Webinars

Each week, the Office of Cybersecurity will have a one-hour webinar, via Teams, to discuss a specific security topic. Each webinar will consist of a video about the topic along with a presentation of information and statistics regarding that topic. These videos aren't the normal annual training ones, but a more engaging look at real-life scenarios. Recordings of the talks will be posted on this page. Registration is required.

Week 1: Be Cyber Smart

An overall introduction into cybersecurity and different ways an organization can be infiltrated. We also take a look at remote working and how that can make both your family and UTHSC vulnerable.

Week 2: Social Engineering and Phishing

An in-depth look into how social engineering works along with a specific look into phishing emails received by our campus community.

Week 3: Ransomware

So prevalent in today’s society, we need to be prepared for a ransomware attack on campus. Join the discussion on how ransomware occurs, how to prevent it, and how to be prepared to respond if/when it does happen. 

Week 4: Protecting Your Identity

A surprising look at how much information about an individual is available using open-source intelligence (OSINT), giving some techniques to find out what others can find about you.


Daily CyberSecurity Tips

For each week's theme, we will provide daily tips through the daily digest, on the news server, and archived on our site.

Prizes and Sponsors

We thank our sponsors for their wonderful support of our Cybersecurity Scavenger Hunt. They have kindly donated prizes such as the following:

siemens watch Apple Watch
veristor airpodsApple Airpods  articRTIC Insulated Backpack

skullSkullcandy Indy Evo Earbuds


bag Satechi 15" Laptop Bag  

UTHSC Communications and Marketing

chairUT Collapsible Chair 


umbrella UTHSC Umbrella  


mug UTHSC Insulated Mug and goody-bag

Last Published: Oct 28, 2021