Marshall IT to participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Marshall University Information Technology (IT) department is participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to raise awareness of Cybersecurity issues. Throughout the month of October, Marshall IT will be sharing information from the national campaign on their website and Twitter account and through newsletter articles following this year’s theme “If you Connect It, Protect It.”

“The Marshall IT team looks forward to National Cyber Security Awareness Month as an annual opportunity to share with our campus community a variety of tips and techniques we can all use to protect the data and devices in our digital lives,” said Jon Cutler, chief information security officer. The IT Information Security team has participated in NCSAM events since 2011. These annual events are a great opportunity to for each of us to increase our digital security awareness.”

National Cyber Security Awareness Month began in 2004 as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. NCSAM is celebrated across the country each October under the leadership of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Different cybersecurity topics will be discussed each week. These topics will focus on knowing what data you own, securing that data and sharing methods for maintaining protection on your data and personal information.

For more information about NCSAM, visit You are also invited to follow NCSAM on social media and the use of hashtags #MarshallUInfoSec and #BeCyberSmart on Twitter throughout the month of October.