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Prepare for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2013

Did you know that National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is less than two months away?

We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of NCSAM this October.

Here are a few ways you can show your support and help us make NCSAM 2013 the most successful yet!

  • Download the 10th anniversary logo, web banners, posters, buttons, social media profile icons and more in NCSA's Promote NCSAM section.
  • Become a NCSAM Champion. (It's free and easy!)
  • Visit NCSA's Get Involved section to learn how you can make a difference this October and year round. (There is a page developed specifically for College Administrators, too!)
  • Learn about the 2013 weekly themes and the history of NCSAM.
  • Share the 2013 student video and poster contest winners.
  • Visit our NCSAM Resource Kit, which includes free resources and a list of 2013 campus events.
  • Announce the 10th anniversary of NCSAM in your institution's newsletters or blogs (using this message or the sample text below).
  • Attend the October 1 EDUCAUSE Live! webinar that will kick-off NCSAM for higher ed. After the event, consider reviewing the archived recording and discussing this resource with staff, faculty, or students during a brown bag lunch session.


We look forward to celebrating with you this October!

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October!
EDUCAUSE, Internet2, and the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) are among a broad number of higher education organizations celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) this October. Conducted every October over the last decade, NCSAM is a national public awareness campaign that encourages everyone to protect their computers, mobile devices, networks, data, and private information. Colleges and universities throughout the United States will be promoting NCSAM and letting others know that all of us have a role in protecting our digital lives by posting safety and security tips on websites and social networks, educating their members and employees, engaging in traditional media, displaying posters, holding events, posting tips, and much more. If you are concerned about making the Internet safer and more secure for everyone, we invite you to become an active participant in National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Everyone can do something—even if you have less than one hour to devote to this effort! HEISC has assembled a NCSAM Resource Kit, including a list of 2013 campus events. A Cyber Security Awareness Resource Library with free, adaptable materials is also available online. For more information about NCSAM, visit

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Would the IT department promote this in departments. This is great celebration to have.