Seeking Artists, Filmmakers With Interest in Cybersecurity
(UPDATED, March 1, 2013, to correct link to the Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council site.)
Even the professionals in the field know it’s hard to make college students take much notice of information security. (That is, until they become the victims of identity theft …)
That’s why EDUCAUSE and the Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council are running a contest with CASH PRIZES for college students who produce the best security awareness videos and posters. (Did I mention cash?) There are three categories: training films of two minutes or less, 30-second public service announcements, and posters. In the video categories, the gold winner gets $2,000, silver receives $1,500 and bronze earns $1,000. In the post contest, the prizes are $1,500, $1,00 and $500, respectively.
According to the announcement, “The contest seeks creative, topical, and effective videos and posters that focus attention on information security problems and how best to handle them.” The winning videos and posters will be featured on the council’s website and may be used in campus security awareness campaigns.
You can find more deets here. The deadline is March 8, so you have a little time to plan your blockbuster.
More immediately, U.Va. cybersecurity czarina Karen McDowell reminds us that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. She’s doing four presentations during the month; read more here. And here’s some incentive to attend: “The door prizes are really nice; e.g., a new Dell computer, etc.,” McDowell promises.