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During October 2022, I contributed to the annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) program at Arizona State University (ASU). 4 cybersecurity domains were explored during the month: phishing, password hygiene, physical security, and social media security. The scope of my work

During October 2022, I contributed to the annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) program at Arizona State University (ASU). 4 cybersecurity domains were explored during the month: phishing, password hygiene, physical security, and social media security. The scope of my work involved designing and developing activities related to phishing and social media security. The deliverables included 8 emails for the ‘Spot the Phish’ activity, an educational flier on phishing indicators, discussion questions for The Tinder Swindler documentary, and a password security question guessing game. I also collected feedback from students and faculty who participated in ‘Spot the Phish’ and the security question game. Participants answered questions about the difficulty of the activities and how their cybersecurity knowledge improved. The security question game didn’t have much participation, so there wasn’t much information to gather from the feedback. The ‘Spot the Phish’ activity had over 50 feedback submissions. That data suggested that the ‘Spot the Phish’ activity improved participants’ confidence in identifying phishing emails. After reviewing the feedback and my own anecdotal experience conducting the activities, I looked into research regarding tools for cybersecurity education. Based on that research, I designed new activities to better inform students and faculty about phishing and social media security for 2023 CSAM.

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    • Contributing to Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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    2023-05
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