Selfie Security: How a Student Campaign Changed Information Security Awareness

Thursday, April 12 | 9:15AM–10:15AM ET | Baltimore Ballroom B, Fifth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
UMass Amherst Information Technology recently launched "My Name Is Not a Good Password," a national award-winning selfie information security awareness campaign. This session will provide an overview of the campaign and how engaging with students throughout the development process created a result that went viral.

Outcomes: Learn how to develop materials that are engaging and deliver a message to an already saturated audience * Explore tools and techniques for engaging with students, faculty, and staff to build new content for delivery, regardless of topic * Use new technologies such as IOS and Android apps to reduce the barrier to participation


  • Jake Cunningham

    Assistant Director of Information Security, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Matthew Dalton

    Chief Information Security Officer, University of Massachusetts Amherst