FSU goes head-to-head with UF in football-themed cybersecurity competition

Florida State University and the University of Florida Information Technology Services departments are hosting a two-week football-themed challenge to encourage online safety. The Cyber Bowl runs Oct. 3-14 and aims to test students’ and employees’ defense against cyber threats. Players take the (virtual) field and tackle five challenging questions — ranging from phishing blindsides to […]

Nathen Mergen

Nathen Mergen is a second-year student at Florida State University whose world travels have given him a global perspective that inspires his devotion to local needs. Mergen was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, but grew up in many cities thanks to his father’s far-reaching assignments as a U.S. Marine. Mergen attended two high schools — one in […]

Football-themed cybersecurity game kicks off at FSU

As the Seminoles get ready to hit the road for their next two games, Florida State University is kicking off a different kind of football game at home next week. It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and FSU Information Technology Services created a football-themed game to encourage online safety. Cyber Bowl is an online game designed to […]

Laptop scavenger hunt tests cybersecurity skills at FSU

You wouldn’t leave your laptop sitting in a coffee shop, return five hours later and expect it to still be there, would you? Yet in a sense, that’s what many of us are doing every day with our personal information when we don’t practice safe browsing habits or fail to set appropriate security controls. We’re […]

Online game tests cybersecurity skills at FSU

You’re at your desk, busy saving the universe from cybercrime, and need to step away. What do you do with your computer? Respond correctly, and you’ll be on your way to the Cyberhero Hall of Fame. Choose poorly, and you’ll find out that a cybercrook snooped around your email and important files. This is just […]