Division of IT Recognizes National Cybersecurity Month With Online Game, Contest

By Bobby Bernshausen, Texas A&M University Division of Information Technology

Test your cybersecurity skills and walk away with a free prize by playing “Aggie LIFE,” the new game from the Texas A&M Division of Information Technology.

Aggie LIFE is a “digital board game” that takes players through graduation and into a random career. Various “life events” occur throughout the game, from winning contests to car repair.

Scores increase when a player answers a cybersecurity question correctly and decrease with incorrect answers. Questions cover topics such as phishing, online shopping and identity theft.

For completing the game, current Texas A&M students and employees will receive their choice of either a five-ounce frozen yogurt from Yogurtland, a free day of play at Nerdvana Vintage Arcade & Toys, or a 12th Man Towel from Aggieland Outfitters.

Players with the top ten scores are entered into a random drawing for an Apple Watch and receive a free Yubikey for Duo NetID Two Factor Authentication. The contest runs until midnight, October 26, 2018.

Aggie LIFE is part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Previous games from the Division of IT can be found at u.tamu.edu/games.


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