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CCI Atlanta Weather Update. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019

1/29/2019 7:00:00 AM

The campus is open with all services available.

One note from yesterday that we were not aware of when we sent our note yesterday: Xpress Bus service is not running today. The Cox Shuttle is running its normal schedule.

Atlanta remains under a Winter Weather Advisory until 7 PM tonight.  The Advisory calls for snow of up to 1 inch in addition to rain across the broad area. Precipitation should roll though the area from approx. mid morning until early afternoon, then gone.

To the south, Forest Park expects little or no accumulation.

Around .5 of snow at the office.

Woodstock may get up to one inch.

To the east at Conyers, they have a Hazardous Weather outlook, with no snow forecast.  They do have wind chills in the 20’s today though, so rainfall on bridges and overpasses may create some issues.

We appear to be getting a break from temperatures today, which should make driving safer in general.  As it stands now, we are expected to have temps several degrees above freezing until around 6 PM.  That’s good news. The other good news is that winds are expected to create drying of falling moisture.  The caveat is that wind chills are expected in the mid 20’s from mid morning-ish all the way through the day and into Wednesday. This could create freezing conditions on bridges and overpasses. 

The Advisory mentions that moisture in sheltered or protected areas could freeze overnight. Temps at bus stops in the morning will be in the low 20’s with around a 19-degree wind chill.

Please use your best judgement as you plan your drive today.  Be in contact with your supervisor if you need to adjust your schedule.


Posted by CCI Business Continuity


CCI Atlanta Campus Operations Update for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019

1/28/2019 4:30:00 PM

If you are responsible for a Contractor, please share this information with them…

Forecast Update:

  • North Georgia through to the south side of Atlanta will have a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 3 AM Tuesday until 7 PM Tuesday night.  The Advisory states that total snow accumulations of up to 1.5 inches is possible across the entire Watch area, but is more focused to the north.  This will start as rain, then mix with snow and end, or finish with snow.  The south side (Forest Park) may not get much if any snow.  The office area has around 1 inch possible, and 2 inches is possible at Woodstock to the north.   Go north of that, and you stumble into more of a winter wonderland.
  • By early to mid-afternoon Tuesday, temps may be at or below freezing and wind chills could be near 20 degrees, making driving potentially quite tricky for afternoon commuters.
  • Temps overnight Tuesday into Wednesday get even colder, leaving black ice quite possible across much of metro and northward.  In addition, very cold temperatures at bus stop time on Wednesday morning may bring another reason why schools may not re-open on Wednesday morning.

As of noon Monday, we already have closure notices on Tuesday for:

  • Atlanta City, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Clayton County Schools, along with the City of Marietta.   The other metro schools not mentioned here will almost certainly follow that lead
  • The State of Georgia has announced closure of its offices.  Several city and county offices have also announced their closures
  • Stay on top of the latest closure list here: https://www.wsbtv.com/weather/school-closings

At Cox, your safety is ALWAYS our first priority.  Use your best judgment on whether it is safe to come into the office, so please evaluate conditions before starting your commute.

  • Employees in non-critical customer facing roles, and those who have made arrangements with their Leader in advance, may telework.   As always, please contact your immediate Leader with individual concerns or questions
  • If you are a People Leader, or employee in a Critical Customer-facing position, discuss now when and if you will be needed to come to work during severe weather.  Hotel stays can be arranged for employees in these positions by coordinating with your leadership, in advance.

Campus Services:

  • Our campus will not close
  • The Cox Shuttle will operate business as usual   
  • Dining services will be available
  • Fitness Centers will be available
  • Parking deck access may only be available via the Peachtree-Dunwoody Road Employee and Visitor entrances
  • We’ll be bumping up Skype capability in advance of tomorrow for the increase in webinars and teleconferences.

Other tips:

  • Please limit forwarding of your desk phone to a mobile device as this uses more system resources                                                                                              
  • Take advantage of Outlook and VM out of office greetings to direct people on the best method to contact you

How should I remotely access the network?

  • Launch the Global Protect client by choosing the “CCI VPN” icon located under the start menu
  • Click Connect
  • Enter your current network credentials
  • Please allow a few moments for the authentication process to complete… the status will change from connecting to connected.
  • Close the Global Protect client and work normally

Further updates will be posted via our traditional channels

  • Email
  • CoxONE Postings
  • Posts made to Coxalert.com (Under Companies)
  • CCI Atlanta Operating Status Hotline (404-269-9675 “WORK”)
  • As a last resort you may receive a SMS text message

Helpful Links

Posted by CCI Business Continuity


Bitcoin Bomb Threat Scam

12/14/2018 12:00:00 PM

On December 13, 2018, numerous businesses, schools, and other types of establishments across the world have reported an emailed bomb threat scam where bitcoin ransoms are demanded in exchange for not detonating a supposed bomb. The Enterprise Security team has not been made aware of any Cox employees receiving such threats, but want you to know that we take these events very seriously.

Law enforcement agencies have been investigating these threats and have deemed them to be non-credible at this time. 

If you are a recipient of these Bitcoin bomb threat emails, please follow these tips:

  • Do not respond to the email;
  • Do not try to contact the sender;
  • Do not pay the ransom;
  • Preserve the original email;
  • Promptly forward the email of concern to: phishing@cox.com for CCI, CMG, CEI and infosec@coxautoinc.com for CAI. Contact your CSC to report all other suspected cybersecurity incidents.

Recognizing suspicious activity or a potential threat can be a challenge. Phishing scams and attempted cyber-attacks come in many forms. Good awareness with a healthy dose of caution is the key. Take the time to learn what attacks often look like. Visit CoxAlert.com for information on this and other scams.

Our teams will continue to monitor this situation and advise further action if needed.­ Contact Enterprise.Security@coxinc.com and CEI.Investigations@coxinc.com with questions.

Posted by Cox Enterprise Security


Cyber Safety Tips

The saying, “crime never sleeps” is as relevant today as it’s ever been. That’s why as Cox employees, we need to be aware of everyday dangers, but also stay alert when it comes to cyber scams and online threats.

To keep you updated on the best ways to remain safe at home and work, select a link below and follow the helpful tips:

Click here to find more tips for staying safe online. 

Posted by Cox Corporate Security