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QuickWire: How Good Are Your Cybersecurity Practices?

The Higher Education Information Security Council is calling on colleges and universities to mark the 10th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which kicked off on Tuesday, by promoting best practices in information security.

The council, part of the larger education-technology organization Educause, held its own information-awareness video and poster contest to engage students. It also developed a resource kit for colleges and a calendar of related events on campuses across the country.

Central Washington University will host a presentation by the FBI Cyber Task Force on October 17, among other special events. The University of South Carolina plans to screen the documentary film Terms and Conditions May Apply, which highlights the hazards of sharing information online. And York University created a security-awareness tutorial for its students and staff members.

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