October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments


October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

U.S. Army Cyber Command

News Release

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is observed this month as a dedicated period of time to focus on the Army’s communications and practices to ensure its networks remain safe and secure.

The cyber threat to the Army is pervasive and increasingly sophisticated. Adversaries constantly probe and attempt to exploit networks, seeking personally identifiable or operational information in order to exploit and impact military capabilities.

Compliance with information security policy, directives and instructions by users is the foundation of defense against adversaries in cyberspace.

Success in cyber operations is a team effort.

This means system users are the first line of defense. All users have a vital role in ensuring mission accomplishment while keeping the systems safe when connecting online. Users are accountable for everything done in cyberspace.

This month, take the time to learn how to improve cyber security, recognizing that enhanced security begins with individual awareness and commitment.

Remember, third parties can track actions in cyberspace, and even actions that seem harmless can expose individuals, units and the mission to the threats.

Reporting misuse and suspected violations to the chain of command is critical to the Army’s protection.


Stop, Think and Connect

Notices will be sent via email during October to improve the understanding of cyber threats.

When connecting online, do the following:

•Stop. Before using the Internet or tactical communications systems, take time to understand the risks and learn to spot potential problems.

•Think. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions could affect the safety of yourself, your unit and your family.

•Connect. Use the Internet and our mission command networks with greater confidence, knowing all steps were taken to safeguard the team and our efforts.

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