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Cybersecurity Awareness Month begins

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe and protected when using technology and connecting online. Texas Woman’s University is proud to be recognized by the National Cybersecurity Alliance as a Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion for supporting and promoting this online safety and education initiative.

The cybersecurity of our faculty, staff and students is important to Texas Woman’s University. Throughout the month of October, IT Solutions will host events and activities, including opportunities to win prizes such as Apple AirPods, an Apple Air Tag, and Dining Dollars.


TWU Cybersecurity Awareness Month Events


Six Words - What Does Cybersecurity Mean to You?
Oct. 2-13 | Virtual event | Presented by TWU Information Security

Inspired by Six Words about Privacy at the University of Michigan and Six Words on Cybersecurity at the University of California, San Diego, Texas Woman’s University’s Cybersecurity in Six Words campaign seeks to understand how the TWU community views cybersecurity in their lives.

TWU Information Security wants to know what you think about cybersecurity in six words or less. Responses from the campaign may be featured on a TWU Cybersecurity in Six Words Wall, as well as social media throughout the year. We hope that responses from this year’s campaign will open up conversations, raise awareness, and help us all understand how to better secure our digital lives.


TWU Cybersecurity Trivia

Oct. 16-17 | Virtual event | Presented by TWU Information Security

Put your cybersmarts to the test! Questions will be based on cybersecurity tips we share all month long, so follow along on X, formerly known as Twitter (@TWUTech) and Facebook (TWU Technology) to gain an advantage. Participants must be a Texas Woman's University faculty, staff, or student to play.


  • 1st place - $50 TWU Dining Dollars
  • 2nd place - $25 TWU Dining Dollars
  • 3rd place - $15 TWU Dining Dollars


TWU Asset E-waste Recycling

Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., East Side of FMC | In-person event | Presented by TWU IT Solutions and Facilities Management & Construction

Faculty and staff are invited to clear out and responsibly recycle all TWU non-tagged assets that may be outdated, broken, or simply taking up space within their departments or academic components. Proper destruction of storage devices and electronics is key to keeping TWU cyber secure.

IT Solutions is hosting Computer Crusher, a local electronic waste (e-waste) recycler, to collect TWU non-tagged assets. This event is for faculty and staff who work with TWU equipment.


For full event details, visit the TWU Cybersecurity Awareness Month website.