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 StoriesSocial [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.
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.
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.
- Insider Threat: Protecting U.S. Business Secrets and Sensitive Information
- The Case for Personal Identity Verification and Personal Identity Verification-Interoperability
AFCEA Answers: Cybersecurity Awareness
Experts weigh in on the "persistent threat" becoming the hallmark of how government and industry deal with cybersecurity concerns.
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
F5 Networks – One company’s security solution