Three Cyber Pledge Winners Take Home HP Tablets

Friday 11/20/2015

Three individuals at Florida State University went home with new tablets today. And the winners—Christina Giarrusso, masters student in rhetoric and composition; Crystal Grissam, masters student in criminal justice; and Christopher Matechik, Marine Research Assistant at the FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory—each know a thing or two about how to keep their new device secure.

The tablet giveaway was organized by Information Technology Services (ITS) to promote National Cyber Security Awareness Month and encourage individuals to stay safe online. University students, faculty and staff who signed the Cyber Pledge during the month-long campaign were entered into the drawing to win one of three HP tablets. The Cyber Pledge encouraged individuals to take personal responsibility and use good cybersecurity practices at school, work and home.

Hewlett Packard (HP) donated the tablets in support of Florida State’s cybersecurity initiative, and HP representative Dawn Miller presented the winners with their prizes. The tablets—HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3s—carry a retail value of $1,500 a piece, making each tablet a worthwhile reward.

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Pictured above, left to right:
Michael Barrett, FSU Vice President and Chief Information Officer; Christopher Matechik, tablet winner; Philip Kraemer, FSU Information Security and Privacy Training Coordinator; Dawn Miller, Hewlett Packard Company Client Executive; Christina Giarrusso, tablet winner; Mike Russo, FSU Director of Information Security and Privacy