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Chronicle of Higher Education Highlights Texas A&M’s Focus on Cybersecurity Education

The Texas A&M Division of Information Technology and its annual security awareness games were featured by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
By Texas A&M Division of Information Technology staff April 11, 2019

The Texas A&M Division of Information Technology is featured in the latest Chronicle of Higher Education guide, “A Campus Culture of Cybersecurity: How to teach your faculty, students and staff to be more secure.”

The guide outlines “innovative and comprehensive ways” Texas A&M University, Harvard University and the Rochester Institute of Technology “educate and motivate people about good security practices.”

The division’s annual online cybersecurity games, released in recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month each October, are highlighted in the report. Throughout the year, the division uses other communications campaigns “that use innovative visual presentation and graphics to make the messaging fun” and raise awareness.

“It’s an honor for Texas A&M to be included in the Chronicle of Higher Education guide and to have our cybersecurity efforts recognized,” said Dee Childs, Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer. “Universities are prime targets for cyberattacks, so it is imperative that we continually educate the campus community on the importance of good security practices.”

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