Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility.

Information Security

Check out our NCSAM Campus Presentations this month, click here.


Maricopa Community Colleges are committed to protecting the privacy and security of the information and electronic resources which support all of our colleges. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility in which all members of the MCCCD community take part in. With a stewardship mentality, together we can greatly minimize the risks to the organization, staff, faculty, students, and constituents.


Maricopa Community Colleges are observing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October.  The theme for 2019 is Own It, Secure It, Protect It.  Below are resources from the Department of Homeland Security.  Look for more Maricopa Information Security details coming in the future.


National Cybersecurity Awareness Month


National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is here and this year marks the 16th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). As technology continues to become an ever greater part of our lives, cybersecurity has come to the forefront of operational concerns, in particular for government and educational institutions. Maricopa Community Colleges is committed to encouraging personal accountability, securing behaviors, and maintaining digital privacy in the cybersecurity landscape. The NCSAM initiative was created as a joint effort between government and industry to ensure every person has access to resources necessary to stay safe and secure online. 



Understand your digital profile. Internet-based devices are present in every aspect of our lives: at home, school, work, and on the go. Constant connection provides opportunities for innovation and modernization, but also presents opportunities for potential cybersecurity threats that can compromise your most important personal information. Understand the devices and applications you use every day to help keep you and your information safe and secure. 

Things to Think About:

 Privacy Settings

 Safe Social Media Posting

• Internet of Things/Smart Technology

• Don’t Let Your Tech Own You


Secure your digital profile. Cybercriminals are very good at getting personal information from unsuspecting victims, and the methods are getting more sophisticated as technology evolves. Protect against cyber threats by learning about security features available on the equipment and software you use. Apply additional layers of security to your devices to better protect your personal information.

Things to Think About:

 Creating Strong Passwords

• Share Only When There Is A Need To Know

 Protecting Against Phishing


Maintain your digital profile. Every click, share, send, and post you make creates a digital trail that can be exploited by cybercriminals. To protect yourself from becoming a cybercrime victim you must understand, secure, and maintain your digital profile. Be familiar with and routinely check privacy settings to help protect your privacy and limit cybercrimes.

Things to Think About:

• Researching and Assessing Your Digital Profile

• “Cyber Hygiene”

 Comparisons Between Physical Security and Cybersecurity



#BeCyberSmart and #CyberAware

For more information, visit the National Cyber Security Alliance:



Own It. Secure It. Protect It.