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Cybersecurity Circus

Celebrate National Cybersecurity Month with Cybersecurity Circus. Created by Texas A&M University's Division of Information Technology (readers may remember another one of their cybersecurity games, Aggie LIFE, from the 07-10-2020 Scout Report), this game is both fun and functional. After all, as many aspects of our life transition online, cybersecurity is increasingly important. Modeled after a traditional circus or carnival, the site lets visitors choose from four game options: Balloon Pop, Horse Race, Hoop Shoot, and Plinko. Through each game, users receive questions and challenges to "test cybersecurity knowledge and teach useful tips for staying safe online." For example, Horse Race quizzes users on malware infection and identity theft protection, and Hoop Shoot tests players on smart social media practices. Though the bonus prizes and coupons (since closed) were only available to Texas A&M students and staff, anyone can continue to play the game online. And, the real prize is the "cybersmarts" knowledge gained along the way.
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Date of Scout Publication
October 2nd, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
September 16th, 2020 at 10:53am
Date Of Record Release
September 30th, 2020 at 2:53pm
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