This is just one item on the agenda for the upcoming Gardner City Council meeting on Monday May 1, 2022. For the complete agenda and packet, CLICK HERE.
Gardner MA Gets Rid of Potential Russian Security Risk
At the City Council meeting May 1, 2022, Mayor Nicholson is asking for about 12 grand to fund the new security software for the City’s IT needs. Gardner is replacing Kaspersky software with a variety of items from Crowdstrike. On March 30, 2022, the threat was deemed severe as Kaspersky was added to the Federal Watchlist and every City Hall employee was asked to reboot their computer before going to lunch so that Kaspersky could be automatically removed. The default Microsoft Antivirus automatically turned on after the offending software’s removal. However, it is not deemed sufficient and therefore Crowdstrike is being implemented to keep the City secure.