Cybersecurity Awareness Month Schedule of Events

Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) from Information Technology Services (ITS)!

Every year, ITS observes CSAM to provide information about online safety and security to the Mason community. CSAM is designed to empower computer users with tools to help protect themselves and their information at work, at school, and at home.

This year’s theme, “See Yourself in Cyber,” recognizes that while cybersecurity may seem complex, it is really about using the information available to make smart decisions online.

Ransomware and You with Tom Winston

On Wednesday, October 12, at 3 p.m., join us and Tom Winston, Director of Intelligence Content for Dragos, on Zoom for a conversation about Ransomware. Winston is a cybersecurity expert focused on threats to critical infrastructure systems, foreign cyber intelligence, and threat analysis. His experience in IT/OT threat environments ranges from hunting, detection engineering, and reverse engineering.

Everyday Cybersecurity with Mike Richardson

On Thursday, October 20, at 12 p.m., grab your lunch and jump on Zoom for a presentation by Michael Richardson, an IT Security Office engineer, to discuss cybersecurity for everyday life.

Third Annual Reddit Ask Me Anything
On Wednesday, October 26, from 12 to 1:30 p.m., join the IT Security Office for its live Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) thread at Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and get answers about online safety and security.

Get the Latest Cybersecurity Tips @GeorgeMasonITS
ITS is sharing tips and information about online safety and security all month long on Twitter. Follow us at @GeorgeMasonITS!

IT Security Awareness Training Due November 16
October kicks off annual IT Security Awareness Training for Mason employees, which is due Wednesday, November 16. New this year, employees who fail to take the training by the deadline will have their Mason accounts disabled until the training is complete. To complete and access the training, visit For more details, see