Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  COT is offering several ways for state staff to engage in the observation of cybersecurity awareness throughout October 2020.
The Chief Information Security Officer is sponsoring four $25 Amazon gift cards for state staff who participate in the events in October and there will be an opportunity for recognition as a Security Champion!  The drawing for the four gift cards will be on November 9, 2020.  The challenge is for state staff to get as many entries as possible for the drawings.  Earn entries as follows:
  • One entry for participation in each of the virtual presentations (below) and logging it in MyPURPOSE for credit (up to 4 entries possible for each person).*

  • One entry for replying to feedback requests sent from to presentation participants after each sponsored session.

  • One entry for an answer to each of the security quiz questions that will be sent out twice a week throughout October.  They will come from  You can simply reply with your answer (up to 8 entries possible for each person).   

  • One entry 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 for providing a cybersecurity suggestion in the month of October 2020.  Email your suggestions to .
*Please enter sessions using your email address to ensure the credit and entry can be given.


Thanks to vendors and partners, we have scheduled informative sessions during the month of October which address cybersecurity and its current technologies.  For the safety of all involved, these sessions will be provided remotely.  Mark your calendar!
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