THWACK Monthly Mission - October 2021

October 2021 - Cyber Tactics for a Safer Environment

Everyone wishes it was as simple as an animated Mr. LockIT appearing when we were about to make a security snafu. Whether it’s not following some best practices or doing a quick configuration change that “won’t hurt anything,” there are countless ways you might not be following the best practices to keep your organization safe.

For Cybersecurity Month, we’re going to take a tour of solutions that can help you keep your environment as squeaky-clean as possible. Even if Mr. LockIT doesn’t appear on your screen, you’ll know you’re doing your part to keep your environment safe.


Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Answer each question correctly during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Answer all 20 questions correctly over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:
Grand Prize:


A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on October 4, 2021. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until November 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.


Complete the mission shortcut between October 4, 2021 and October 31, 2021 to be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Shortcut Steps
  1. Review the 2021 IT Trends Report: Building a Secure Future.
  2. Complete our survey including a screenshot and your THWACK username.

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