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Secure Your Social Media Presence

October 20, 2014

Attempted intrusions into DoD networks by spear-phishing or a social media based attack occur frequently. While it is legal to access social media sites from your DoD computer, there are precautions that you should take to make both your personal information and our government networks safe from attack. ...

Get Involved in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 9, 2014

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October - was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

CASP and CSSLP Courses Now Available on FedVTE

September 29, 2014

Free online cybersecurity training for the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Certification, and the (ISC)2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) is now available to users on the Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE). A FedVTE account is required to access the training, which prepares all interested users to succeed on the associated certification exams. ...

Naval Enterprise Networks Mobile Device Plan Updated

September 16, 2014

By the end of 2014 the Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) program office (PMW-205) expects to provide current approved mobile cellular device users with the option of utilizing iOS and Android devices. This decision resulted from limited pilots to test alternative mobile cellular devices and Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) certification of iOS and Android devices for use on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

Using Blind Copy Feature Protects PII

September 15, 2014

Personally identifiable information (PII) should only be shared or accessible to those with a need to know. PII includes government email addresses as well as personal email addresses. A best practice when sending emails to a large number of individuals is to use the BCC (blind copy) feature. ...

Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

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Thomas Hicks, DON CIO (Acting)

Posturing the Navy for the Future

by Thomas Hicks - October 17, 2014

We are making progress in our efforts to transcend the organizational constructs, processes and technologies of the past. A recent example is the DON information management study, introduced in my last column. With Mr. Halvorsen's departure to become Acting DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO), I was appointed Acting DON CIO to oversee this study and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy on the future direction of three Secretariat organizations (Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy, Management (DUSN M); DON Assistant for Administration (DON AA); and DON CIO).

Privacy Tip

Customize Your Email to Make Signing/Encrypting Messages Easier

by DON CIO Privacy Team - October 1, 2014

The most commonly reported PII breach in the Department of the Navy is also one of the easiest breaches to prevent: failure to encrypt an email message containing personally identifiable information (PII). In August 2014, failure to encrypt email resulted in almost half of all PII breaches reported, impacting a significant number of DON personnel.

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