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Thursday, December 5, 2019

4:00 pm in 314 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, December 5, 2019

Abstract: The Chair, the Computer Steering Committee (CCOM) and the Math IT Group invites you to a departmental meeting of all faculty and staff to discuss the possible implementation of CrowdStrike antivirus/antimalware/antiransom software on all departmental computers. About a month ago the IT group informed CCOM about this possibility and it was promptly discussed in a committee meeting which included two campus IT security specialists. The meeting revealed both the capabilities of this new type of antivirus and the privacy concerns it raises. The CCOM thought that these concerns should be brought to the attention of all faculty and staff in the department. We waited to see whether the campus wide, Town Hall meeting on this subject, held on Nov. 21, would accomplish the same goal but we learned that it was not well attended and was much less informative than we would have liked it to be. Therefore, we invite you to learn about and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the CrowdStrike antivirus. Your feedback is essential for the department to have a strong voice on whether it should be implemented and with what restrictions.