Prepare for and promote your next information security and privacy awareness campaign.
When it comes to information security and privacy, everyone at your institution plays a part. Below, you'll find resources and toolkits to help individuals across your organization stay safe online and learn about and better understand cybersecurity and data privacy.
Cybersecurity and Privacy Awareness Tools and Resources
To make it easy for you to raise awareness about best practices for information security and data privacy, you’ll find ready-made content below that you can utilize year-round, as well as during Cybersecurity Awareness Month each October and Data Privacy Week in January.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Become a Champion
The National Cybersecurity Alliance’s Champion program is a way to officially show your support for Cybersecurity Awareness Month and receive free resources to help you educate employees, customers, and your community about staying safe online. Visit the site to register yourself or your organization as a champion (sign-up is free!).
Data Privacy Week: Become a Champion
Stay tuned for information on how you and your organization can become a Data Privacy Week Champion through the National Cybersecurity Alliance.
There are a variety of ways you can stay informed and get involved in raising information security and data privacy awareness across your campus, as well as a vast collection of tools and resources available for you to develop or enhance your awareness campaigns.
- Explore our vast collection of resources, tools, and events on Cybersecurity, Security Awareness, Data Privacy, and Privacy.
- Review Frequently Asked Questions about Cyber Insurance, a resource created by URMIA and EDUCAUSE.
- Read 7 Things You Should Know About Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
Read the latest about cybersecurity and privacy in EDUCAUSE Review.
- Join your peers for the EDUCAUSE Member QuickTalk | Protecting IP Addresses with RPKI-ROA While Locking in Savings for Legacy IP Address Holders to learn how to unlock discounts from ARIN before the end of 2023.
- Join us for the November 16 Demo Day | Vendor Risk Management Tools for several live 45-minute demonstrations of vendor risk management solutions provided by our industry colleagues.
- Read Student Data Privacy and Security: A Call for Transparent Practices to find concrete recommendations for translating research on this topic into action.
- Get a comprehensive and in-depth view across the current landscape of data privacy through joint research conducted by EDUCAUSE in partnership with Huron, The Evolving Landscape of Data Privacy in Higher Education.
Connect with your peers on cybersecurity and privacy issues, news, laws, concerns, and best practices affecting higher education through EDUCAUSE Community Groups.
Explore NCA's library of free materials, tools, and information.
Find free resources from STOP.THINK.CONNECT.
Do you use social media as part of your awareness campaigns? Here are a few tips.
- Let your community know how your campus supports cybersecurity and privacy awareness and use a consistent hashtag in your posts.
- Consider posts that start conversations and be prepared to respond.
- Share tips and best practices on a regular basis. Pick a day of the week to share tips or spread them out. Help set expectations by including hashtags like #CyberSelfDefense #Friday.
- Go multimedia and point to resources with additional information. Include pictures and videos in your posts to make them interesting both content-wise and visually.
- Host a Twitter chat or participate in the #ChatSTC Twitter chats.
- Follow the Twitter feeds of other information security departments for ideas, including: