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Our Shared Responsibility
Join in the National Cyber Security Awareness Month celebration this October to find tools, resources, and events you can use to increase security awareness on your campus.
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
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
- NCSAM Resource Kit and NCSAM Sample Kit, including an 8-question planning guide worksheet
- Cybersecurity Awareness Resource Library
- Speakers Bureau
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.
- 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.