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Dear Colleagues,
As co-chair of the EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC), and on behalf of my fellow HEISC co-chairs—Larry Conrad (outgoing) and Peter Murray (incoming)—I am pleased to remind all of you that October marks the annual observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).

For the ninth consecutive year, HEISC is partnering with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and other public/private partners to promote cybersecurity awareness this October.

Here are several ways for you and your institution to show support while creating a culture of cyber safety and security at your institution:

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.

Michele Norin
Co-Chair, EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council
Chief Information Officer, University of Arizona
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