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Events like TechNet Augusta present opportunities for America's adversaries to target U.S. Government employees, academia, defense industry, and other personnel in order to collect our Critical Information.
Be a hard target! Use good OPSEC practices to protect yourself and your organization's mission.
Here are some things to think about:
- Be aware of your surroundings when discussing sensitive unclassified Critical Information during the conference and after hours, in common/public areas (e.g. social gatherings, networking mixers, etc.).
- Don't make it easy for eavesdroppers to be part of your conversations.
- Be suspicious of strangers - even though they sound like they belong at the conference, don't assume they are there for the same purpose as you.
- Use caution when sharing information with someone you don't know. Ask others to confirm a person's identity before sharing Critical Information about your organization's past, ongoing or future operations/activities/events.
- Protect your personal information, such as your room number and daily schedule. Don't give out your business cards freely, particularly when outside the United States. Remember, phishing is still the #1 adversary threat vector into your personal and government computers/devices/networks, etc.
- If you use a laptop or other portable electronic device (personal or government-owned) use it cautiously. Disable the Bluetooth and WLAN/Wi-Fi connections when not in use, and if you use this type of connectivity understand that you may expose personal and work-related Critical Information to an adversary. Be especially cautious when using unencrypted/unsecure WLAN/Wi-Fi hotspots.
BE SMART! BE SAFE! PRACTICE GOOD OPSEC!
Photography/Videography/Audio Recording Policy
Attendees are not permitted to photograph, record, or videotape any portion of the TechNet Augusta conference proceedings. Working members of the press are required to check in at the press desk at registration, in order to photograph and/or videotape at the show. No other photography, audio recording, or videography is permitted.
Exhibit personnel may photograph and/or videotape only their personnel and equipment within the confines of their booth.
Failure to comply with this policy shall result in confiscation of devices or material and administrative action under applicable government guidelines.
Attendees understand that AFCEA and its authorized representatives (Show Management) may conduct interviews and may take photographs and/or videotape in any part of the TechNet Augusta conference and exhibit hall. These photographs, videos and recordings are for use by Show Management in publications or other media material produced for the purposes of conference promotion including, but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc. Attendees' and exhibitors' registration grants Show Management permission and consent for use of this photography and video.