November 2021

Announcements from Information Technology Services


IT Security Awareness Training Due November 15 

Information Technology Services (ITS) reminds all employees to complete their required annual IT Security Awareness Training by Monday, November 15. The training takes about 30 minutes. 

Employees can access the training at Mason Leaps using their NetID and Patriot Pass Password. Select “IT Security Awareness Training” in the “Your Action Items” box to the right. When the training comes up, select the training or opt to take a Knowledge Pre-Check quiz. If you opt to take the quiz, you only have to complete training modules related to questions you answer incorrectly and the module called “You Are the Shield.” 

Also, employees who are privileged users or system administrators have additional role-based training to complete, which is listed as LinkedIn Learning assignments in their accounts. 

If you have problems accessing your training, contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or 


MASON-SECURE Retirement Delay 

Earlier this year, ITS announced that eduroam would replace MASON-SECURE this fall as Mason’s primary Wi-Fi network. Based on feedback from the Mason community, ITS is currently investigating acquiring an onboarding solution to simplify the transition from MASON-SECURE to eduroam. As a result, ITS is delaying the official retirement of MASON-SECURE until summer 2022.