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National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Increase cybersecurity awareness on your campus and join in the NCSAM celebration this October.
Our Shared Responsibility
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort to ensure everyone has the resources they need to stay safe online.
NCSAM is spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). EDUCAUSE and the higher education information security community participate in the annual campaign each October, joining forces with a range of organizations to expand cybersecurity awareness on campuses across the country.
Resources for Colleges and Universities
- NCSAM Resource Kit
- Cybersecurity Awareness Resource Library
- Winning videos and posters from the 2013 Information Security Awareness Video & Poster Contest
- October 15 IAM Online webinar resources for InCommon Bronze: Security
NCSAM Blog Posts
NCSAM 2014 Highlights
Valerie Vogel | 11/3/14
Cybersecurity and Crime
Anonymous | 10/28/14
Cyberbullying in Higher Education
Navika Manal and Vikram Kulothungan | 10/27/14
Cybersecurity: The Industry That Keeps on Growing
Kar Cheung | 10/22/14
Online Security and Higher Education: What's at Stake
Rich Murphy | 10/21/14
Using Information Security to Protect Intellectual Property
Joanna Grama | 10/20/14
Secure Development of Internet of Things Products for Education
Vaughn Eisler and Renault Ross | 10/15/2014
Critical Infrastructure and the Internet of Things
Karen McDowell | 10/14/2014
Stop. Think. Connect. Everyone's a Target
Shelby Cunningham, Marcelle Drakes-Ruffin, and Ashley Rae Tolbert | 10/13/2014
Improving Password Security Shouldn't Be Rocket Science
Nelson Cicchitto | 10/7/2014
Security Awareness for IT Staff and Developers
Lance Spitzner | 10/6/2014
'Online Security' Need Not Be an Oxymoron
Raechelle Clemmons | 10/3/2014
Control vs. Education: How Should We Change Human Behavior on Privacy and Data Security?
Daniel Solove | 10/2/2014
National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014 Is Here!
Michael Kaiser | 10/1/2014
How Colleges and Universities Can Support NCSAM
Valerie Vogel | 9/3/2014
Join the #HigherEd #NCSAM Conversation!
Valerie Vogel | 8/19/2014
Let's Get Ready for NCSAM 2014
Valerie Vogel | 8/12/2014
NCSAM and the Student Video Contest in 2015
In 2015, National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Information Security Awareness Video and Poster Contest will be celebrated together. We will begin accepting video and poster submissions in April and winners will be announced in late September—just in time for NCSAM 2015. Please stay tuned for the contest guidelines and promotional messages, which will be available in early 2015.
Visit the Security Awareness Resource Library to learn more.