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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (10th Anniversary)
Dear Colleagues, As co-chair of the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC), and on behalf of my fellow HEISC co-chairs-Michele Norin (outgoing) and Elias Eldayrie (incoming)-I am pleased to remind all of you that this year marks the 10th National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). HEISC is partnering with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to promote cybersecurity awareness this October. Here are 7 ways for you and your institution to show support while creating a culture of cyber safety and security on your campus: 1) Participate in the October 1 EDUCAUSE Live! webinar (1-2 pm EDT), "8 Mobile Device Security Steps": http://www.educause.edu/events/educause-live-8-mobile-device-security-steps 2) Hold cybersecurity awareness events on your campus during October and throughout the year. FYI, see HEISC's NCSAM Resource Kit: http://tinyurl.com/NCSAMresourcekit 3) Become a NCSAM Champion: http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam/champions 4) Share the 2013 student video and poster contest winners: www.educause.edu/svc 5) Get social & join the #HigherEd #NCSAM conversation: http://www.educause.edu/blogs/vvogel/join-highered-ncsam-conversation 6) Conduct a cybersecurity awareness or training session for the staff in your IT organization. 7) Read what you can do at: http://www.educause.edu/blogs/vvogel/how-colleges-and-universities-can-s... Leadership matters and I hope you will join us in doing our part as CIOs to increase awareness and improve cybersecurity on each of our campuses and across the higher education community. In the interest of protecting our constituents and institutional reputation, as well as our economic and national security, this month serves to remind us that we can achieve cybersecurity together. Peter Murray Co-Chair, Higher Education Information Security Council Chief Information Officer and Vice President University of Maryland, Baltimore ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.