Systems Administrators Invited to Inaugural SALT Meeting

Posted: January 28, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

All system administrators–those responsible for maintaining and configuring the computer systems and software for a department or unit–are invited to come to the first quarterly Systems Administrator Leadership Team (SALT) meeting tomorrow. The meeting is held in the Johnson Center Room H, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This new group has been created to strengthen the communication between systems administrators across the campuses, the Information Technology Unit (ITU), departments, and schools; to share best tools and practices; to enter into group purchase agreements in order to reduce costs through bulk discounts; to share reviews of purchases; and to build a stronger technical and security-conscientious community.

Wednesday’s program includes an introduction by Joy Hughes, vice president for information technology, and a presentation by Randy Anderson, director of network engineering and technology. Cathy Hubbs, IT security coordinator, will lead the SALT forum discussion and share current state and federal issues regarding IT security. The meeting is directed toward administrators at all levels of expertise, whether using Unix, Windows, or Apple operating systems.

For more information, visit the new IT security web site or contact Hubbs at Visitors to the web site are also encouraged to join the SALT listserv to receive e-mail announcements about training opportunities, security alerts, and other security and systems administrative news pertinent to Mason system administrators.

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