Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

October is recognized annually as Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  During October 2020, COT offered several ways for state staff to engage in the observation of cybersecurity awareness.
The Chief Information Security Officer sponsored four $25 Amazon gift cards for state staff who participated in the events in October and recognized several state staff as Security Champions.  The challenge was for state staff to get as many entries as possible for the drawings as follows:
  • One entry was given for participation in each of the virtual presentations (below). 
  • One entry was given for replying to feedback requests to presentation participants after each sponsored session.
  • One entry was given for an answer to each of the security quiz questions sent out twice a week throughout October2020.  
  • One entry was given for reporting any phishing emails in October by using the Report Phish/ PhishAlarm button in Outlook or by forwarding the suspect email as an attachment to "COT Phishing Reporting" which is 
  • One entry was given for providing a cybersecurity suggestion to in the month of October 2020.  


These sessions occurred in the past. 

Thanks to vendors and partners, COT scheduled informative sessions during the month of October 2020 addressing cybersecurity and its current technologies. 
Broadcom presents Zero Trust Security
When                Thu Oct 8, 2020:  2pm – 3pm  
Speaker            Steve Kruse, Sr. Solutions Engineer
Joining Info:
Join meeting in my Webex Personal Room
Meeting number (access code): 924092907

Join by phone
+1 215 305 7603 US, Philadelphia

Global call-in numbers
Join from a video conferencing system or application
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

 PaloAlto Networks presents Just Another Day on the Internet

When                Thu Oct 15, 2020:  2pm – 3pm  
Speaker            Simon Conant, Principal Researcher in Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 threat
                      research group, draws upon a quarter-century of international experience in
                      the fields of malware & infrastructure analysis, networking, and information
                      security, including several years in the Microsoft Security Response Center.
Joining Info:
Join Zoom Meeting
(ID: 96096640987, password: 031572)
Join by phone
(US) +1 855-880-1246
Join using SIP (passcode: 031572)


ProofPoint presents Protecting Your Personal Security
When                Tues Oct 20, 2020:  2pm – 3pm  
Speaker            Dave Kitt, , Principal Cybersecurity Engineer, SLED, with over 17 years
                     of experience in Information Technology
Joining Info:
Password: 682585
Or join by phone:
+1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 960 9171 9987
International numbers available:
Or Mobile Phone one-tap:  +13017158592,96091719987# or +13126266799,96091719987#


Entrust presents Authentication

When                Wed Oct 21, 2020:  11am – 12pm 
Speaker            Rajan Barara, Director of Product Management
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Please contact:
Commonwealth Office of Technology
Office of the CISO
Security Administration Branch
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601