Secure the Swamp Online Scavenger Hunt

October 2021 marks the 18th year of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. With the increasing threat of cyberattacks to universities around the world, information security is more timely than ever. UF participates in the initiative every year to empower students, faculty, and staff to own their role in protecting themselves and the university.

This year’s campaign is centered on a “Secure the Swamp!” online scavenger hunt. Each week in October, UFIT will share tips on social media focusing on three themes: phishing, securing your remote work environment, and mobile device security. Students and employees can then test their cybersecurity knowledge by answering four questions on these topics. The hunt begins on Monday, October 25, at 8 a.m. and ends Friday, October 29, at 5 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to win an exclusive “Secure the Swamp!” T-shirt.

Remember, the UF Information Security Office can’t protect UF by itself. It’s our shared responsibility to keep the university’s data and systems secure. Visit to participate in the scavenger hunt and find more resources. Also, follow UFIT on Twitter (@GoGatorsUFIT), Facebook (@GoGators.UFIT), Instagram (@gogators_ufit), and YouTube (/GoGatorsUFIT) for some clues!