EDUCAUSEHuskyHunt: Gamifying Security Awareness for Students
So we've deve!o*ed some of our own videos tat we've created. & tink we ave maybe four or five videos tat we've created inouse tat are very s*ecific and re!evant to te content tat we want to train on, tat references and !everages te UConn and te store's !ocation so tat it drives it ome tat we've actua!!y done it. +e've certain!y !everaged content tat we found on!ine. 6ere is tons of stuff out tere. Some of it is fun and engaging% some of it is dry and boring. +e've !everaged bot. 5ut it's a rea!!y good framework for us to be ab!e to embed information and actua!!y distribute tat. & tink & took te s!ide out, so &'m going to go back u* one more. (ne of te tings tat actua!!y was andy for tis was tere was a @ero Day &nternet E2*!orer issue at one *oint. And we were running te game wi!e tat was going on, and we actua!!y !everaged tat as an o**ortunity for at !east tose individua!s wo were *!aying it to basica!!y ave a uestion and answer around @ero Day and some tings s*ecific to tat actua! vu!nerabi!ity. So werever we can, we !everage tis as an o**ortunity to get even additiona! information out. And tat as actua!!y worked fair!y a cou*!e of different times. Anoter nice ting tat we did )) and & don't be!ieve & ave it u* ere anymore )) $C )) o, yea, u* to* tere. +e've got a *retty !arge de*!oyment )) D&, irtua! Deskto* de*!oyment )) for students to use so tey ave access to course)s*ecific software. And as tat organi7ation )) tere are a a!f do7en *eo*!e, and tey're res*onsib!e for de!ivering tat service ))tey !everaged HuskyHunt to actua!!y get more access to students so tey cou!d actua!!y distribute teir message out as we!!, wit some basic ;BA about ow do you interact wit it, ow do you down!oad te c!ient to insta!! it. So as muc as tis is a security framework, as we've gone troug te !ast cou*!e of years, we've ad *eo*!e ask us to use our medium as a way to de!iver teir message. And uite onest!y, &'m *erfect!y a**y to do tat. &f & can increase engagement, and if & can increase *eo*!e's interest in tis game, ten & ave a better o**ortunity to de!iver my message u!timate!y anyway. So it's com*!ete!y wortwi!e. & ta!k fair!y uick!y sometimes, so does anybody ave any uestions so far4 +e've a!so *artnered wit te A6&(9 grou*, wic is tat digita! media grou* on cam*us. & tink tere are about 01 students in tat *rogram rigt now. And as you wou!d e2*ect, =1 of tem are incredib!y engaged and >1 of tem aren't so muc. 5ut te rea!ity is it's ten *eo*!e wo are actua!!y !ooking to try and im*rove u*on te design tat we've created to date. So it's rea!!y been great for us. +ere & tink te Security (ffice fe!! sort te first year was rea!!y in te scavenger unt *ortion. &t's a !ot of work to manage. &t takes a fair amount of time to wa!k around to *ut your *osters u*, to create te !ocations tat you want, and ten a!! te associated c!ues to get *eo*!e tere. And & tink wat we found was tat it didn't rea!!y aid tat muc in de!ivering our message. ;uite onest!y, my origina! tougt was, 36is is going to be te coo!est *art of te game. Everybody is going to want to run around and do te scavenger unt. 6ey'!! go out 6ursday nigt before tey go out drinking, and tey're going to want to do tis scavenger unt and it's going to be great. And tey didn't. And we a!so )) wic you don't e2*ect )) we ad a urricane on one of tem wic *rom*t!y b!ew a!! of our *osters off of everywere we *ut tem. So students wou!d wa!k around and tey'd find a *oster on te ground and scan it tere. And tey'd find one somewere e!se on cam*us and scan it tere. And te *eo*!e wo didn't find it were a!! angry because tey didn't get teir *oints. So you kind of rea!i7e tat was more work tan & tink we ad initia!!y antici*ated. 5ut te great news was after we ran tis te first year, our Husky (ne Card (ffice a**roaced us and said, 3+e're rea!!y trying to drive *eo*!e out to te businesses tat acce*t te Husky 5ucks $rogram. 6ey've got teir student &D, tey're going to essentia!!y add money to it, and tey can go buy *i77a and tings !ike tat. So tey said, 3Can we be te *eo*!e wo actua!!y !everage your scavenger unt *ortion and drive *eo*!e out43 So tey now manage tat fu!!y.