From the Dean's Desk - May 14, 2020

Dear GT Computing colleagues,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

As you may already know, cybercrime has skyrocketed in the wake of quarantine, precisely because we are all suddenly online for everything. As you also know, the Institute has been working hard to update the processes and technologies we use to protect our data.

In fact, the Georgia Tech Data Security Task Force has put forward several initiatives in response to the student data disclosure that occurred last November: GT's Data Management Security Fundamentals training and the implementation of data loss prevention (DLP) rules. The next step—one that will affect all of us—is the Endpoint Management Campaign.

The endpoint, in this case, is any GT-owned laptop, desktop, or tablet that is currently off-campus. The campaign, in this case, means that any such endpoint must have Qualys and FireEye security agents installed. The Institute’s goal is to make sure all such installations happen by the end of the fiscal year, June 30. Eventually, all on-campus machines will also have security agents installed.

TSO Help Desk staff will be reaching out to any of you who are affected regarding this (actually, it turns out not new) requirement. Please be cooperative. They will be as accommodating as they possibly can be.

Stay safe. The weekend—and with it 90 degrees—is almost here.

Peace.

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Charles L. Isbell, Jr.

John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean

College of Computing

Georgia Tech

EA: Alicia Richhart, alicia@cc.gatech.edu, 404-894-8357

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