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NCSAM 2011 Has Concluded...What's Next?

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2011 has just concluded. So, what’s next?

First, we would like to say thank you to the higher education community for another successful celebration of NCSAM! It was wonderful to hear about the fun activities and events taking place on campuses around the world.

Although NCSAM ended yesterday, we hope that campuses will continue to educate and train students, staff, and faculty on the importance of security awareness throughout the year. We heard from many institutions about their plans during the month of October. See what events took place by visiting our NCSAM Resource Kit.

If your event is not yet listed on the website, please share your event URL or a brief description of your NCSAM-related initiatives, as well as any outcomes (expected or unexpected), with the participants on the Security Discussion list. Or, if you prefer, send an e-mail to

We also received new submissions for the Cybersecurity Awareness Resource Library. Perhaps these creative contributions will inspire you to develop fresh materials for NCSAM 2012!

And remember – in addition to NCSAM next October – we hope that campuses will consider observing and promoting Data Privacy Day on January 28, 2012. EDUCAUSE will kick off Data Privacy Day with a webinar on January 4, 2012, so save the date!

Finally, we would like to thank the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security for helping campuses promote NCSAM throughout the month of October.

If you have questions or comments about NCSAM or if you'd like to get involved in the Higher Education Information Security Council, please contact us.

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