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University of Maryland Global Campus observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 with a video series throughout the month featuring UMGC cyber faculty, students and recent alumni, who will share their tips and insights to help you understand and secure your digital profile at home and at work.

Celebrated every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

The overarching NCSAM message for 2019 is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” And, it is focused on three specific areas—citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security. These cybersecurity videos created by our faculty, student and alumni participants highlight the key 2019 NCSAM themes—personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace.

In Part One of our series, Tamie Santiago, UMGC collegiate associate professor of Cybersecurity Policy, and former UMGC students Brandon Love and Nadia Lee discuss what citizen Privacy means to them and what we all can do to ensure our own personal cybersecurity.


Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

Part One (Videos 1-3)

Oct. 9-15

Video 1: For Tamie Santiago, citizen privacy is all about personal accountability, public trust and confidence.[youtube]

Video 2: Brandon Love, information systems officer and recent graduate of the Cybersecurity Technology graduate program at UMGC, advocates awareness, password complexity, and limited use of smart devices to ensure that your personal information remains confidential.


Video 3: Nadia Lee, a graduate of the Cybersecurity Technology graduate program at UMGC, explains why citizen privacy is both a self and community awareness issue.