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National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2012 is HERE!
It’s that time of year again! October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Help us raise awareness with your faculty, staff, and students this October by promoting National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).
We will start the month off with an EDUCAUSE Live! webinar on October 4 (1-2 pm EDT). Register here and join Dave Cullinane, Chief Information Security Officer at eBay (retired) and Co-Founder of the Cloud Security Alliance, as he discusses “Security Awareness and Communication in the C-Suite.”
If you plan on holding an event in October, please share your plans and any applicable URL’s with this group or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org so your institution's activities can be included with our list of 2012 campus events.
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Two Easy Ways to Increase Awareness
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Below are two easy ways to increase information security awareness on your campus.
Security Professionals Conference 2012 Recap
Security and IT professionals from the higher education community gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Security Professionals Conference in Indianapolis, May 15-17, 2012. This year's face-to-face event had a record-breaking 438 attendees (an increase of almost 100 participants from the 2011 conference in San Antonio). The online security conference, offered for the second year in a row, was a great success with over 100 registered attendees (estimated exposure to the full online event was approximately 250 participants).
May 9 IAM Online: Emerging Legal Framework for IAM
Tune in to the next IAM Online, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 3 p.m. ET, to learn more about "The Emerging Legal Framework for Identity and Access Management" with speaker Tom Smedinghoff (Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP) and moderator Chris Holmes (Baylor University). For more details, or to access archived sessions, visit http://www.incommon.org/iamonline.
Feature the Information Security Guide's New Graphic on Your Institution's Website
Indiana University recently linked to the Information Security Guide: Effectives Practices and Solutions for Higher Education from their Information Security and Privacy Program page. We invite other institutions of higher education to feature the guide's new graphic and a link to this valuable community resource on their information security website. Two files are included with this announcement. If you would like to request a copy of the Photoshop file created by IU, please contact email@example.com.
Register Now for InCommon Confab (April 26-27 in Arlington, VA)
This meeting will provide an opportunity to learn how the InCommon community is using trust services to enhance users’ experiences and scale online relationships. It will also provide a valuable opportunity to talk to your colleagues from other InCommon institutions. Track sessions will address the needs of those new to federated IdM, as well as those who have experience in the field.
The program includes three keynotes:
NIST to Establish a Steering Group in Support of NSTIC
On March 9, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that it is soliciting proposals to establish a steering group in support of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) and to provide the group with ongoing secretarial, administrative, and logistical support. NIST anticipates supporting one proposal with approximately $2 million in funding for up to two years. For more details, please see the NIST announcement.
Secretary Napolitano Announces Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano recently announced the formation of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC), comprised of prominent university presidents and academic leaders charged with advising the Secretary and senior leadership at the Department on several key issues. The new council underscores the Department’s commitment to working with the academic community. Secretary Napolitano has asked the group, which will be chaired by Dr. Wallace Loh of the University of Maryland, to provide advice and recommendations on issues related to student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research; campus and community resiliency, security and preparedness; and faculty exchanges.
Higher Education Associations Launch New Online Compliance Resource
EDUCAUSE, the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), and a partnership of 20 higher education associations recently launched the Higher Education Compliance Alliance, a new online resource devoted to helping the higher education community with federal law and regulation compliance.
Federal regulations touch every facet of college and university operations, from employment law to export controls, from international programs to student affairs, from tax issues to accreditation. Dozens of national higher education associations monitor these regulations and produce valuable resources to help their members achieve compliance.