Town Hall Meetings to Address Digital Security Measures

Posted: April 21, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

To enhance computer security on the Mason network, the university is implementing a series of new digital safety measures. Information about these will be shared a series of town hall meetings on all three campuses beginning Monday, April 24.

The Town Hall meetings will feature presentations on:

  • Secured E-mail. E-mail is one of the most frequently used methods of communication, but it is also one of the least secure. By implementing encryption technology, your personal information and Mason’s network will be better protected. The new requirement takes effect June 1.

  • Identity Management System. The new Identity Management System is designed to streamline how the Mason community obtains computer accounts and gains access to digital resources.
  • Computer Security Incident Response Team. This team was formed to quickly and effectively deal with digital security issues and concerns. Find out what this group does and how it can help you.
  • Spam. Implemented in September 2004, Mail Frontier is a combined antivirus, antispam and antifraud system. See how well the system has been working and share your thoughts on its effectiveness.

The town hall meetings will take place:

  • April 24—Arlington Campus

    1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Arlington Original Building, Room 253

  • April 25—Fairfax Campus

    3 to 4 p.m.

    Student Union Building II, Rooms 1 and 2

  • May 1—Prince William Campus

    1 to 2 p.m.

    Bull Run Hall, Room 257

  • May 3—Fairfax Campus

    9 to 10 a.m.

    Johnson Center, Gold Room (ground floor)

For additional information and to RSVP, e-mail Bobbi Ritz at ritz@gmu.edu.

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