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Using National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Annual Security Awareness Campaign as a framework, the HEISC Awareness and Training Working Group supports higher education security professionals and IT communicators in their efforts to educate campus end users. 

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber Security Is Our Shared Responsibility

NCSAM Champion

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. Let's get ready for NCSAM 2015 now!

Resources for Colleges and Universities

Get additional resources from NCSA websites Stop.Think.Connect. and

Annual Security Awareness Campaign

The Security Awareness Campaign is a framework designed to support security professionals and IT communicators as they develop or enhance their own security awareness plans. The HEISC Security Awareness and Training Working Group will provide content campus staff can use to create a steady stream of awareness information and tips.

Coming Soon!

  • A printable 2016 calendar with monthly security awareness topics
  • 12 one-page, information security spotlights that coordinate with the monthly topics
  • Sample tweets and hashtags for each month's topic
  • Topic-based community posts on the Security Discussion Group and IT Communications Constituent Group

Visit the Security Awareness Resource Library to learn more.


Security News Blogs

Get the latest on information security and security awareness topics. View blogs posts from EDUCAUSE security and policy staff and community members. 


Considering Video?

Check out the Student Video Contest resources. Whether you're inspired to host a contest of your own or integrate video into your awareness campaign, we hope you see the undeniable power of student-to-student messaging.


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