SIGNAL Connections July 2013

July 15, 2013

The recent corporate membership promotion, which offered a three-year corporate membership for the price of two years, was a solid success. As a result of the offer and increased publicity, preliminary numbers indicate that 34 new companies joined AFCEA at the three-year level; 87 current members renewed and pre-purchased for three years; and eight former corporate members rejoined.

July 15, 2013

The AFCEA Cyber Committee’s latest white paper is now available to download online. Titled “Insider Threat: Protecting U.S. Business Secrets and Sensitive Information,” the paper focuses on raising risk awareness by highlighting current issues and outlining continuous challenges.

July 15, 2013

AFCEA International is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU’s) Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to offer its members a comprehensive range of online cybersecurity training on an annual subscription basis. For the cost of a single five-day classroom course, AFCEA members who subscribe have unlimited access to more than 30 classes for one year. In addition, group discounts are available using the AFCEA Educational Foundation voucher program.

July 15, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

During the almost two-year tenure of this column, the topics have ranged from cellphones to sequestration and conference cancellations to congressional conclaves. Some have been water cooler topics, others petty pet peeves and still others a serious look at somber subjects.

Although the column has been discussed online, liked on SIGNAL’s Facebook page, and shared through LinkedIn and Twitter, the subject matter has always been presented from a journalist’s viewpoint. But now it’s time for readers to chime in and participate.