IISE Coronavirus Response

Hello members of the IISE DFW community,

As everyone is aware, the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has begun impacting many facets of our daily lives. Schools are temporarily suspending activities, businesses are approving telecommuting options, and people across the country are restricting their interaction with others. It is with all of this in mind that we must be conscious of the reasons why this is all taking place.

The IISE DFW chapter will be suspending all in-person activities effective immediately. This includes the notice we sent out last week regarding dinner socials. Your IISE DFW leadership team will be monitoring the situation, and provide updates as appropriate. When it is the right time, we will resume in-person activities. Our members safety and health is at the forefront of our minds.

We encourage you to also be proactive during this time. Unfortunately, there are cybersecurity concerns as many people with poor intentions look to capitalize on our concerns and search for information. Please be cautious of the applications you download to your devices, and only engage with sources of information you have vetted and trust. Here is some literature that we hope will prove useful:

1] NBC News: Facebook Groups
2] Krebs on Security: Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware

In the Krebs on Security article, they mention applications linking to a real Coronavirus map. If you are curious about the status of the outbreak, I recommend going straight to the source. The dashboard published by Johns Hopkins University can be found here: Live Coronavirus Map

Thank you for your understanding. We will be pursuing virtual content in order to continue providing content and value for your membership with us. Please stay tuned for future announcements about online content as we continue in our hiatus from in-person activities.

Brian Strevens
President
IISE Dallas-Fort Worth

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