The University of Washington Bothell and National Cyber Security Awareness Month
At the Forefront of Cyber Security
The University of Washington Bothell, as a vital, energetic, and growing campus, is participating in the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and engaging the campus community to create a culture of online safety. The University of Washington Bothell is at the forefront of participating in awareness of cyber security through student driven competitions and exercises, educational programs such as the MS Cyber Security Engineering, as well as awareness programs and training for Faculty, Staff, and Students.
NCSAM was first launched in 2004. Its purpose is an effort by government, industry, and education to help all Americans stay safe and secure online. This October is the 10th anniversary of the month long event and is our third year of official participation.
NCSAM, under the leadership of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), reaches consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions, and young people across the nation. Today, these organizations also co-lead STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the national cyber security education and awareness campaign.
The collaboration between NCSA, comprised of 17 industry leaders, DHS, and education institutions including UW Bothell, exemplifies the type of public-private partnerships that are critical to cyber security. Cyberspace is a shared resource and securing it is our shared responsibility. Everyone has a role in securing cyberspace and UW Bothell IT is here to help you with that goal.
The UW Bothell IT Department helps to ensure that the campus community has the education and resources available to become better acquainted with Information Security. We will be spending this month highlighting ways to practice better security online and to become acquainted with resources in the UW system. As an IT team and a campus, we are looking ahead at the challenges to come in Cyber Security and welcome having a great conversation.
Links of Interest:
University of Washington Office of the CISO
Risk Advisories and Best Practices
University of Washington Anti-Virus Software
Stay Safe Online NCSAM Weekly Themes