ITS Observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month This October

Information Technology Services (ITS) is observing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month, co-lead by the National Cybersecurity Alliance and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, is all about doing our part to make sure that our online lives are kept safe and secure! 2020’s overarching theme, “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart” was created to encourage individuals and organizations to protect their part of cyberspace in these tech-fueled times. To learn more about the history, theme, or find resources for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, visit the National Cybersecurity Alliance website.

This year, ITS has multiple events planned for the Mason community to learn about online safety and security. In addition to these events, ITS will provide daily security tips about online safety and security on Twitter. Start following ITS now @GeorgeMasonITS. Engage with us online, share tips and information, and be sure to use #BeCyberSmart in your posts!

Thursday, October 8, 2020

On Thursday, October 8, at 3 p.m. Dr. Jim Jones, a professor in the Volgenau School of Engineering, will speak. Jones has been a cybersecurity and digital forensics practitioner, researcher, and educator for more than 25 years. Working with his students, Jones examines digital clues and information to understand cyber attacks, find malware infections, detect system and device misuse, and to recover lost data. Join the session via Zoom.


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

On Wednesday, October 14, at 3 p.m. Brian DeMuth, the CEO of Grimm, a cybersecurity engineering and consulting firm, will speak. Before joining Grimm, DeMuth led advanced cyber services organizations providing solutions to the U.S. Government, the intelligence community, and commercial companies. He has developed and implemented the Department of Defense and military department cyber range programs and developed training modules and programs for cyber warriors. Join the session via Zoom.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

On Tuesday, October 27, from 1 – 3 p.m., the IT Security Office Staff will host and participate in a live Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) using: u/gmu_it_security. If you have questions about IT Security, jump in, and get the answers you need to stay safe online.


If you have questions or want more information about the activities, send an email to