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2013 Security Awareness Video & Poster Contest Winners Announced

Nine winners of the 5th Annual Information Security Awareness Video and Poster Contest have been selected. The winning videos and posters are now available for colleges and universities to use in campus security awareness campaigns during National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, student orientations, and throughout the year.

Visit the contest's YouTube channel to view or share the 2013 playlist. All 8 posters are available to download using EDUCAUSE ShareFile. The posters can also be shared via Facebook or Pinterest.


  1. Gold Prize: "Question the Cloud" by David Behar, University of North Florida
  2. Silver Prize: "It's a Jungle in There" by Felipe Collazo, Montgomery College
  3. Bronze Prize: "Lock Your Devices" by Emily Mauro, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

PSAs (30 seconds)

  1. Gold Prize: "Passwords" by Sam Ennis, Iowa State University
  2. Silver Prize: "Share It Right" by Jonathan Kleinpass and Gabe Pannell, San Francisco State University
  3. Bronze Prize: "Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks" by Priit Joasoo and Catherine Karu, Tartu Art College

Training Videos (2 minutes or less)

  1. Gold Prize: "Warning: Laptop Thieves" by Mario Fabbri, Oakton Community College
  2. Silver Prize: "Phishing: E-Safe" by Trenton Elliott, Eastern Michigan University
  3. Bronze Prize: "IT Security Guards" by Anurakhavan Ketheeswaran, Seneca College

Honorable Mentions

  • Poster: Keep a Clean Machine by Jonathan Howell, Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Poster: Link Safely by Derrick Douglass, Montgomery College
  • Poster: Malware on the Loose by Gilron Charles, Cameron University
  • Poster: Change Your Password by Emily Mauro, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Poster: It Only Takes Seconds by Julia Simeone, University of Florida
  • PSA: Attention College Students! by Tommy R., University of Maryland University College
  • PSA: I’m Mike by Doug Yablun, University of Florida
  • PSA: Log Out for Computer Safety by Tyson Wischerath and Tomas Wischerath, California College of the Arts
  • PSA: The Importance of Passwords on Mobile Devices by Matt Rafferty, University of Northern Iowa
  • Training Video: Security Spy by Ricardo Chaidez & team, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Training Video: Identity Theft by Wei Wang and Eric Huynh, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Training Video: How to Create a Secure Password by Griffin Tran, University of Connecticut


This year's sponsors and supporters include: CyberWatch, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), and Google.

Visit the Information Security Guide's Cybersecurity Awareness Resource Library for more campus education, awareness, and training materials.

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