How to get involved in NCSAM 2016EDUCAUSE representatives offer the following tips for getting involved during National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Here are six things you and your team can do to show your organization’s support during the month of October.

  1. Help kick-off the 13th anniversary of NCSAM
    Join the National Cyber Security Alliance via Facebook live for daylong coverage of the Official NCSAM 2016 Launch Event on October 4, starting at 11:30 a.m EDT. (NCSA also maintains a list of other events taking place this month.)
  2. Register for a free one-hour webinar on October 11, 1-2 p.m. ET
    What are the scariest new attack techniques in 2016? What are the top human risks organizations are currently facing? Join the head of the Internet Storm Center, Johannes Ullrich, and the director of SANS Securing The Human, Lance Spitzner, to discover how you can prepare for threats posed by technologies and people, and leverage that knowledge to create a more cyber aware culture on campus.
  3. Bookmark the EDUCAUSE Review blog column, Security Matters
    Read new guest blogs related to the 2016 NCSAM weekly themes throughout the month of October.
  4. Become a NCSAM Champion
    Complete the online registration form and pledge to take action in your community. More than 100 institutions have registered so far. (It’s free and only takes a few minutes to sign up.)
  5. Join the weekly #ChatSTC conversation
    The National Cyber Security Alliance is hosting weekly #ChatSTC Twitter chats during NCSAM. Join @StaySafeOnline and @HEISCouncil at 3 p.m. ET every Thursday (October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3).
  6. Attend the EDUCAUSE 2016 Featured Session on Cybersecurity with Michael Kaiser
    If you’ll be in Anaheim for EDUCAUSE 2016, don’t miss the NCSAM Featured Session, Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity, with Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance, October 27, 8-8:50 a.m. PDT.
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