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3 ways to observe National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Sep 08, 2015, by Elizabeth Boten
Tags: Security

Celebrated every October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Research and education (R&E) relies on trusted, community-developed security and identity solutions to safely connect and collaborate. To this end, Internet2 is championing NCSAM along with hundreds of other non-profit organizations, companies, and schools and school districts, colleges and universities. Here are 3 ways you can participate:

Brush up on your knowledge of current cyber security issues

The Internet2 End to End Trust and Security Innovation Working Group partnered with the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) to produce a recent webinar on Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) Webinar with Junaid Islam of the Cloud Security Alliance. Access a recording of the webinar, make plans to attend an upcoming industry event, connect with a CISO in your neck of the woods, or download a number of toolkits and resources at to remain up-to-date on current cyber security issues.  

Access tailored cyber security resources

The Internet2 community has developed a wealth of solutions that help institutions provide a safer cyber culture. Learn more about:

Get involved in making the Internet safer and more secure

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a reminder that making the Internet safer and more secure is a shared responsibility and that “even when we are not directly connected to the Internet, our critical infrastructure—the vast, worldwide connection of computers, data and websites supporting our everyday lives through financial transactions, transportation systems, healthcare records, emergency response systems, personal communications and more—impacts everyone.”

Access tips to take part in this initiative.

Attend a free EDUCAUSE webinar about "Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity and Safety on Your Campus and in Your Community."

The Internet2 community’s ability to collaborate, define, test, and deploy advanced technologies that advance scholarship and science relies on security at its very core. Reflect on ways your institution is enhancing security by tweeting @Internet2 and #infosec to share how you are participating in NCSAM.