October 2017

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Contest, Events, and Tips

Information Technology Services (ITS) is hosting an event and contest in observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.


  • Keeping Yourself and an Organization Safe from IT Threats: Wanda Gibson, chief technology officer for Fairfax County, will speak on Wednesday, October 25, at 3 p.m. in Merten Hall, Room 1204.

For more information, visit Phishing Emails Tips from a Staff Senator


To be entered in the contest for a gift card, go to and view the video “Avoiding Phishing Scams” by Jess Stratton. After viewing the video, send the completion certificate to Your name will be entered into the drawing for a gift card. The deadline to enter is October 31.

Gift cards are for Mason Money, Starbucks, Target, Amazon, and Chipotle. For more information, view the flyer.

Contact Karen Bates at or 703-993-2906 with questions.


Check out these tips from a staff senator for avoiding phishing scams.