Awareness Campaigns

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.

CAM Logo

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 PrivacyAware Toolkit information

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.

Security Awareness Resources

Year-Round Resources

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.


Read the latest about cybersecurity and privacy in EDUCAUSE Review.

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.

  1. Let your community know how your campus supports cybersecurity and privacy awareness and use a consistent hashtag in your posts.
  2. Consider posts that start conversations and be prepared to respond.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Host a Twitter chat or participate in the #ChatSTC Twitter chats.
  6. Follow the Twitter feeds of other information security departments for ideas, including: