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Winter Break Reminders from ITS

December 16, 2018

Information Technology Services (ITS) reminds faculty, staff, and students to turn off non-essential devices, including computers, servers, printers, and monitors before leaving for winter break. 

Also, be careful when responding to emails and/or phone calls from unknown people or companies. As the holidays grow closer, cybercriminals increase attempts to compromise computers or steal usernames and passwords.

Fraudulent emails often request immediate action, usernames and passwords, and have misspelled words. If an email has a link, make sure the link matches the URL by hovering the mouse over the link. If they do not match, the link is likely malicious.

Contact the ITS Support Center at or 703-993-8870 with questions.