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Cybersecurity in the Work Place

When it comes to cybersecurity, companies are only as strong as their weakest link. In most cases, the weakest link can be organizations’ own employees. Social engineering, rogue email attachments and access through telecommuting are just a few of the ways cybercriminals can creep into otherwise secure networks.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, activities encourage individuals and companies to remember to be safe and protect themselves online.

AFCEA International urges all global security organizations to ensure their staff members are not only their most valued resource but also are aware of their important roles in keeping their networks secure.

Featured Stories

Social [Media] Security

Dr. Scott Wells, co-founder and chief architect of the Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) certification, Ultimate Knowledge Institute, shares some little-known facts about the threats social media pose to organizations and individuals.

How Cyber Savvy Are You?

Think you know your way around the internet?  Even the most seasoned web surfer makes mistakes, and new phishing and linkjacking techniques pop up all the time. This quiz will help you identify and address your own security weaknesses.

5 Tips for Cyber Safety on the Road

You may be away from the office, but you should never take a vacation from cybersecurity. Keep these tips from Patrick J. Kelly in mind on your next trip.

Sites to See

White papers, government policies and IT policy templates are just a few of the helpful resources available at your fingertips.

DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
This organization is responsible for enhancing the security, resilience and reliability of the the United States' cyber and communications infrastructure.

SIGNAL Online Resource Library

AFCEA Answers: Cybersecurity Awareness
Experts weigh in on the "persistent threat" becoming the hallmark of how government and industry deal with cybersecurity concerns.

AFCEA Cyber Committee

AFCEA Participates in National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Manta
Why You Need Company Policies for Internet, Email and Social Media Use

National Counterintelligence Executive
Security on the Road (PDF download)

InfoTech Research Group
IT Policy Templates

Government IT Security Policies

Video Watch: A Closer Look at BYOD

Many organizations now allow—even encourage—staff members to bring and use their own tablets and smartphones for work projects. This practice can be economical, but is it safe?

STATETECH – CIOs talk about BYOD in state governments


Channel Chief Roundtable – IT executives discuss the pros and cons in the corporate setting


Cisco – The economics of BYOD
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