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George Mason University

Thomas Winston

Assistant Professor, Information Sciences and Technology

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  • 703-993-4617 (office)
  • Prince William: Katherine G. Johnson Hall, 102D`
    4400 University Drive, MS 4F5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Thomas G. Winston has a background in telecommunications, information systems, and international relations. He has focused his career on country-based threats and cyber analysis for Central Eurasia, South Asia, and the Middle East. He served as a liaison officer at the Department of State and has extensive experience briefing U.S. Government officials on cyber issues. In addition, he has experience as a forensic cyber crime investigator and analyst. Winston has publications in information systems, international relations, law, and critical infrastructure protection.


PhD, Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University (2015)

MS, Law, Policy, and Society, Northeastern University (2006)

MS, Telecommunications Engineering, Boston University (2003)

MS, Educational Theory and Practice, State University of New York, Albany (1995)

BA, Linguistics/ Russian Language and 18th Century Literature, State University of New York, Albany (1991)

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Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor


Research Interests

Information Security and Assurance, Socio-Technical Systems, Information Systems, Digital Forensics, Infrastructure Systems, Intelligence Studies, Cyber Intelligence Studies, International Relations and Technology Challenges, Cyber Security Education