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Yesterday, September 19, 2017
Many people are confused and concerned in the aftermath of yet another massive intrusion into the privacy of millions of ...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Hospitals, school districts, state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, and businesses large and small — these ...
Friday, September 15, 2017
Ring, ring. "This is Equifax calling to verify your account information." Stop. Don’t tell them anything. They’re ...
Friday, September 15, 2017
Stolen identity is a danger to national security and private citizens alike. For the FBI, identity theft is nothing new — ...
Thursday, September 14, 2017
If you have a <a href="https://www.consumer.gov/articles/1009-your-credit-history" alt='Link will open in a ...
Thursday, September 14, 2017
It’s heartening to see neighbors helping neighbors in storm damaged areas across Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, but not ...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
September is <a href="https://www.ready.gov/september" alt='Link will open in a new window.' ...
Friday, September 1, 2017
Americans are known for their energy, resilience and innovation. While Hurricane Harvey crippled much of Southeastern Texas ...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The <a href="https://www.ftc.gov/" alt='Link will open in a new window.' ...
Monday, August 28, 2017
Back to school for students; back to scams for criminals. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is cautioning students at ...
Friday, August 25, 2017
Navy information warfare leadership and industry members discussed the importance of small business cybersecurity during the ...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Information systems—from communications platforms to internet-connected devices—require both security and privacy safeguards ...
Monday, August 14, 2017
Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General is warning citizens to stay vigilant and protect themselves from phone ...
Friday, August 11, 2017
<strong>Imposter Poses as Friend or Family Member</strong> <p>You answer the phone, the caller, posing ...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
When you travel, there probably are a few must-haves in your suitcase: your toothbrush, deodorant, socks, shoes — you get ...
Monday, July 17, 2017
When people think about social media, they most likely immediately think about the popular sites such as Facebook, ...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
USAG YONGSAN - Adolescent Support and Counseling Services (ASACS) presented "The Social Lives of Networked Teens" ...
July-September 2017 Issue
Criminals use cunning deceptions to defraud victims of millions of dollars every year. They often combine new technology ...
July-September 2017 Issue
Nominations are now being accepted for the DON Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Awards. The ...
July-September 2017 Issue
The CHIPS mobile app for the Android and iOS operating systems is available! Look for “DON CIO CHIPS Magazine” in ...
July-September 2017 Issue
When your command experiences a breach of personally identifiable information (PII), will you be ready? <p>Today, the ...
July-September 2017 Issue
Registration is now open for the DON IT Conference, Data and Analytics Consortium, and Navy-Marine Corps Spectrum Summit, ...
July-September 2017 Issue
<em>Editor’s Note: Federal employees and U.S. service members are noted for their generosity to charities, good causes ...
July-September 2017 Issue
Washington D.C., July 31, 2017— The <a href="http://www.sec.gov" alt='Link will open in a new window.' ...
July-September 2017 Issue
By now most of you are familiar with the term “phishing,” an activity in which an adversary attempts to fraudulently acquire ...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
WASHINGTON (NNS) — Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO) Robert Foster recognized individuals and teams ...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Norfolk, Virginia, May 16-18, are now available by ...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The DON IT Conference East 2017 schedule is now available. For those not attending in person, conference sessions will be ...
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Are you a small business interested in meeting DON IT leaders? <p>The DON IT Conference East 2017 will include a ...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Getting something for nothing sounds like a good deal, but often there’s a hidden cost, the Federal Trade Commission ...
Friday, April 7, 2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Sailors and Soldiers in the Pensacola area received Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) ...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Identity theft occurs when someone assumes your identity to perform a fraud or other criminal act. Criminals can get the ...
April-June 2017 Issue
In 2010, the Department of the Navy (DON) began a new initiative to reduce the use of Social Security numbers in Navy and ...
April-June 2017 Issue
Password management is an important part of protecting your identity and security. Reputable websites require a username and ...
April-June 2017 Issue
Registration for the DON IT Conference, East Coast 2017 is open. The conference has been approved for May 16-18, 2017 at the ...
April-June 2017 Issue
In the past year, the Department of the Navy (DON) has experienced five personally identifiable information (PII) breaches ...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Today’s environment is filled with examples of technology designed to connect Airmen to the internet: ...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
(NAVY LIVE BLOG 22 MAR 17) -- The following message was released fleetwide by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John ...
Friday, March 3, 2017
An astounding number of Americans — 95 percent — now own a cellphone of some kind. The share of Americans that own ...
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Pre-registration for the DON IT Conference, West Coast 2017 will close COB Friday, Feb. 10. On-site registration will be ...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA) serves as a forum for the exchange of information ...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
When using a laptop at work and/or at home, you should be taking a few basic steps to keep your data safe and your system ...
January-March 2017 Issue
Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer Robert Foster has announced the selection of 13 individuals and teams to ...
January-March 2017 Issue
<a href="http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/About/Senior-Executives/Biographies/Foster,%20R.pdf" alt='Link ...
January-March 2017 Issue
I want to take this opportunity to encourage attendance at one of the 2017 DON IT conferences. These events, held twice each ...
January-March 2017 Issue
<blockquote> “Honor, Courage, Commitment Online, All of the Time.”</blockquote> <p>The U.S. Navy ...
January-March 2017 Issue
The privacy of an individual is a fundamental right that must be respected and protected. While improved handling and ...
January-March 2017 Issue
The threat of tax return identity theft remains a growing problem. Learn the signs of potential fraudulent activity, how to ...
Friday, November 18, 2016
They say opposites attract. While my husband and I have many important things in common, we are complete opposites in one ...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
After four years of research and development, NIST has published a groundbreaking new security guideline that addresses the ...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Nearly every aspect of our lives is connected online. From sending a message to our doctor to work, we ...
Monday, November 7, 2016
Chief Zita Ethier, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Kitsap, developed the Enhancement for Drill Management (EDM) tool, ...
Monday, October 31, 2016
Here are two telemarketing scams with a familiar ring: <p>In one, a caller says you’re eligible for a grant to pay ...
Monday, October 31, 2016
NORFOLK (NNS) -- We use passwords to protect ourselves online. It's important to ensure that this protection is as ...
Friday, October 28, 2016
If you have a phone, you’ve probably heard from an <a ...
Friday, October 28, 2016
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- October is the annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Sailors aboard submarine tender USS ...
Monday, October 24, 2016
Like it or not, email is a central component of modern day life. The average person spends 6.3 hours a day checking their ...
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Scammers know people pay attention to warning signs, like the car’s “check engine” light, or railroad crossing gates and ...
Monday, October 17, 2016
The Federal Trade Commission has <a href=" ...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Acronyms. The world, and especially the government, is overflowing with them. You’d be hard-pressed to pick a favorite. ...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Earlier this year, the Administration announced a series of policy decisions to streamline and enhance how the Federal ...
October-December 2016 Issue
<em>“Again? I just took my security awareness training! Why am I taking it again? It’s just more of the same stuff. I ...
October-December 2016 Issue
It is Department of the Navy (DON) policy to reduce or eliminate the use of Social Security numbers (SSNs) wherever ...
October-December 2016 Issue
Join us at the DON IT Conference in San Diego, California, from 21-23 Feb! Learn about new and emerging IT policy and ...
October-December 2016 Issue
The following is a recently reported compromise of personally identifiable information (PII) involving the loss of documents ...
October-December 2016 Issue
Earlier this year, Marc Newlin of Bastille Networks, a security company specializing in detecting and mitigating the threats ...
October-December 2016 Issue
Greetings! <p>Dear readers, are you overwhelmed with trying to remember 20 or more passwords for work and your ...
October-December 2016 Issue
With increasing frequency, we read about computer networks being hacked — in both the public and private sectors. You may ...
October-December 2016 Issue
According to <a ...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2016 — The Defense Department has released an update of procedures, first published in 1982, that ...
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced Aug. 9 the hiring of a new permanent Chief ...
July-September 2016 Issue
Nominations are now being accepted for the DON Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Awards. ...
July-September 2016 Issue
Wondering why you keep getting online ads targeted to you? Then, check out the <a ...
July-September 2016 Issue
<strong><em>Introduction</strong><br/> For the CHIPS July-September privacy theme edition, the DON ...
July-September 2016 Issue
Remember when marketing tracking seemed clever and cool? You browsed an online retail site and when you moved on to your ...
July-September 2016 Issue
Steve Muck is the Director for Privacy and Information Sharing for the <a href="http://www.doncio.navy.mil/" ...
July-September 2016 Issue
This Privacy Tip provides guidance regarding the reproduction (copy, scan, or other means) of CAC and military ...
July-September 2016 Issue
I want to update you on what the Department of the Navy is doing to protect sensitive personal data from compromise. As you ...
July-September 2016 Issue
A few weeks ago an unknown person walked into a mobile phone store, claimed to be me, asked to upgrade my mobile phones, and ...
Monday, June 27, 2016
Sailors assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic, Det. Rota, Spain (NCTAMS LANT Det. ...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Initial and after-action PII breach reporting forms OPNAV 5211/13 and 5211/14 have been revised and reissued, with the same ...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Two new mobile apps that provide required Navy General Military Training (GMT) on Records Management (RM) and Privacy and ...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Two new mobile apps designed for Sailors to complete required Navy General Military Training (GMT) ...
April-June 2016 Issue
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO) Robert Foster recognized more than 10 ...
April-June 2016 Issue
There are mobile applications for almost everything, and now there are apps that allow Department of the Navy active duty ...
April-June 2016 Issue
The DON Privacy office has received numerous reports of breach incidents involving the discovery of personally identifiable ...
April-June 2016 Issue
Imagine this: One day, you are in the middle of running errands and a friend calls you and asks “When did you join OkCupid, ...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
For many years, when you swiped your credit card, your number would be stored on the card reader, making encryption ...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 — As the clash between cybersecurity and privacy concerns lingers in the headlines and the courts ...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The DON IT Conference has been approved and will be held Feb. 17-18, 2016, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, ...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Over 34,000 identity fraud cases were reported by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2011, an almost 100 percent increase ...
Monday, February 1, 2016
Registration is open for the DON IT Conference, West Coast 2016, until February 5. It has been approved for February 17-18, ...
January-March 2016 Issue
Today, the ODNI’s National Counterintelligence and Security Center released the third in a five-part series of videos from ...
January-March 2016 Issue
In early 2013, the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) took steps to significantly improve their privacy program. What began ...
January-March 2016 Issue
Greetings! <p>This issue of CHIPS bolsters awareness for the Department of the Navy’s cybersecurity campaign ...
January-March 2016 Issue
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 DON IT Awards. ...
January-March 2016 Issue
The DON IT Conference, East Coast 2016 and the USN-USMC Electromagnetic Spectrum Summit begin on Wednesday, April 20 at the ...
January-March 2016 Issue
The theft of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from major retailers, financial institutions and the Federal ...
January-March 2016 Issue
LT John Smith looked up from his iPhone, his eyes wide with shock. He looked quickly to his left and right, checking to see ...
January-March 2016 Issue
Attempting to address the cybersecurity of medical devices is undoubtedly a daunting task. Without exception, the medical ...
January-March 2016 Issue
It is very important to me to spend time meeting with Department of the Navy (DON) stakeholders to maintain active ...
January-March 2016 Issue
<em>The views expressed here are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of ...
Friday, December 4, 2015
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Friday, November 6, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Naval Sea System Command held its first cybersecurity industry day, Oct. 30, seeking to leverage industry's ...
Friday, October 30, 2015
Cybersecurity should not be limited to the home, office, or classroom. It is important to practice safe online behavior and ...
Friday, October 30, 2015
SUFFOLK, Va. (NNS) — Cyber threats come from a variety of sources including nation states, profit-motivated criminals, ...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Being online exposes us to cyber criminals and others who commit identity theft, fraud, and harassment. Every time we ...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
<strong>When Information Is Lost or Exposed</strong> <p>Did you recently get a notice that says your ...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Today’s world is more interconnected than ever before. Yet, for all its advantages, increased connectivity brings increased ...
Monday, October 19, 2015
Now more than ever, Americans are spending increasing amounts of time on the Internet shopping, blogging and sharing their ...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
WASHINGTON, October 14, 2015 — The Defense Department recently announced an effort to help individuals throughout the ...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Almost all Americans, regardless of age, are using mobile devices. Often, mobile devices are used for sensitive activities, ...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
As a government employee, you likely have access to sensitive information whether you realize it or not. Whether you’re ...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics released <a ...
Friday, October 9, 2015
<strong>General Tips</strong> <p>• Set secure passwords and don't share them with anyone. Avoid using ...
Thursday, October 8, 2015
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The cyber threat is real. No country, industry, community, or individual is immune to cyber risks, so ...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Email. The modern working world cannot exist without it, but hackers exploit this vital service to steal money and valuable ...
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, administered by the Department of Homeland Security. This is the perfect ...
Friday, October 2, 2015
The purpose of this strategy is to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and strengthen our cyber defense and cyber ...
October-December 2015 Issue
It is very important to act quickly if you believe someone has used your name, social security number, or other aspect of ...
October-December 2015 Issue
<em>“OPM (Office of Personnel and Management) reveals 21.5M affected in background investigation data breach” – Fierce ...
October-December 2015 Issue
The following narrative is a recently reported Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data breach incident involving ...
October-December 2015 Issue
On his first day in office, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum on transparency and open government, and subsequently ...
October-December 2015 Issue
Nominations are now being accepted for the DON IM/IT Excellence Awards. Submissions are due by Jan. 7, 2016. The awards ...
October-December 2015 Issue
The Office of Personnel Management has launched a website for individuals who may be victims of OPM's massive data breach ...
October-December 2015 Issue
<em>Federal Chief Information Officers were mandated by the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 to address information ...
October-December 2015 Issue
While October was designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness month it is always an opportune time to address what the ...
Thursday, October 1, 2015
FORT MEADE, Md., September 8, 2015 — The commander of U.S. Cyber Command has stressed the need for the command to integrate ...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, September 29, 2015 — Defense and deterrence are two of the highest priorities for bolstering the nation’s ...
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced Sept. 21 that it will ...
Thursday, September 10, 2015
WASHINGTON, September 9, 2015 — The commander of U.S. Cyber Command described the role of deterrence in the cyber world, the ...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center and Office of Personnel Management are urging those personnel impacted ...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
<a href="http://www.navy.mil/docs/ALNAV-072-15.pdf" alt='Link will open in a new window.' target='whole'> ...
Friday, September 4, 2015
Quickly moving through security checkpoints by showing your hand to a scanner seems straight out of science fiction, but the ...
Monday, August 17, 2015
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking collaborators to provide products and technical expertise ...
Monday, August 17, 2015
NAVADMIN 191/15 was released Aug. 14 by Vice Adm. <a ...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
A new draft <a href="http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsDrafts.html#NIST-IR-8074" alt='Link will open in a ...
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The words spear phishing look like a misspelled sport, but it is actually a computer scam. <p>See the image at ...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency have capabilities critical to helping the nation’s public- ...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The Office of Personnel Management cybersecurity resource center is located at <a ...
Monday, July 13, 2015
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2015 – U.S. Office of Personnel Management officials yesterday announced the results of the interagency ...
Friday, July 10, 2015
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Thursday, July 9, 2015
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
<em>Editor’s Note: Due to the massive OPM data breach, CHIPS magazine continues to caution readers to be on guard ...
Thursday, July 2, 2015
<em>In today's complex, high-tech world, more than ever — people matter.<br/> - Secretary ...
July-September 2015 Issue
With the number of high visibility, high risk personally identifiable information (PII) breaches in the news recently, this ...
July-September 2015 Issue
Greetings! <p>The Secretary of the Navy is continuing focus on innovation within the Department of the Navy, and ...
July-September 2015 Issue
In 2008 the Department of Defense directed the services and other DoD agencies to reduce or eliminate the use of the SSN ...
July-September 2015 Issue
The Department of the Navy Civilian Employee Assistance Program (DONCEAP) provides support for financial issues and identity ...
July-September 2015 Issue
Naval meteorologists and oceanographers know and understand the Navy’s unpredictable operating environment. We have a high ...
July-September 2015 Issue
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July-September 2015 Issue
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) today announced ...
July-September 2015 Issue
We've all heard the warnings about identity theft. We've been briefed on what to look for. Check your credit reports, check ...
July-September 2015 Issue
In July I received a letter from the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) letting me know that my information ...
Monday, June 29, 2015
There are two OPM data breach incidents. <p>OPM became aware of the first incident on April 2015 of the ...
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The recent intrusions into U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) systems that house personnel and background ...
Thursday, June 25, 2015
On June 4, 2015, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced a cybersecurity breach potentially impacting ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The most commonly reported PII breach in the Department of the Navy is also one of the easiest breaches to prevent: failure ...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
<em>Due to the OPM data breach, CHIPS magazine continues to caution readers of the numerous scams criminal hackers use ...
Monday, June 22, 2015
<em>Note: As the OPM Data Breach is under federal investigation, the Department of the Navy Office of Human Resources ...
Monday, June 22, 2015
<em>Due to the OPM data breach, CHIPS magazine continues to caution readers of the numerous scams criminal hackers use ...
Friday, June 19, 2015
<em>Due to the OPM data breach, CHIPS magazine continues to caution readers of the numerous scams criminal hackers use ...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
You just got an email saying your information was exposed in the OPM data breach. Wondering whether the email is the real ...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Imagine you’re at a restaurant with your friend. She pays the check, and says you can pay her back. Do you: <p>(a) ...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
This is an update to the DoD workforce regarding the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reported cybersecurity ...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
A data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) — and you’re a current or former federal employee whose personal ...
Monday, June 15, 2015
The DON CIO Town Hall, scheduled to take place at the DON IT Conference June 18, has been rescheduled to begin at 8:45 AM, ...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced June 4 of a recent cybersecurity incident affecting ...
Friday, April 24, 2015
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today unveiled the Defense Department’s second cyber strategy to ...
Monday, April 13, 2015
Identity thieves may already have a lot of information about you — like your credit card number, the card’s expiration date, ...
April-June 2015 Issue
The following “Ask the Expert” question was recently posted on the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON ...
April-June 2015 Issue
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics released <a ...
April-June 2015 Issue
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 – Defense Department employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and ...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) <a ...
April-June 2015 Issue
Online searches. Public records. Social media. And more. Each presents a unique challenge to protect <a ...
April-June 2015 Issue
This article discusses a recent Department of the Navy (DON) Personally Identifiable Information (PII) breach involving a ...
April-June 2015 Issue
Navy Intelligence will engage in an Intelligence Community (IC) initiative to make information available that enhances ...
April-June 2015 Issue
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics released The Standards of Conduct as Applied to Personal Social Media Use April 9. ...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
DARPA announced plans March 11 to research and develop tools for online privacy, one of the most vexing problems facing the ...
Monday, February 23, 2015
The most commonly reported PII breach in the Department of the Navy is also one of the easiest breaches to prevent: failure ...
Friday, February 20, 2015
<p><a href=”https://www.facebook.com/navalhistory Naval History & Heritage Command" alt='Link will open in ...
Monday, February 2, 2015
Final preparations have been made for the DON IT Conference, Feb. 10-12, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center in San ...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The DON IT Conference, West Coast 2015 schedule is now available. The conference will be held Feb. 10-12, 2015, at the San ...
January-March 2015 Issue
The following article discusses the final outcome of the largest Department of the Navy (DON) personally identifiable ...
January-March 2015 Issue
All DON personnel must safeguard PII from unauthorized access. Historically, disclosure of PII on command shared drives and ...
Monday, November 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2014 – The Defense Department is pushing forward on information technology such as cloud computing, ...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
U.S. Department of Justice October 27, 2014 <p>A Massachusetts man was sentenced to serve four years in prison ...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Every day, American consumers receive offers that just sound too good to be true. In the past, these offers came through the ...
October-December 2014 Issue
The most commonly reported PII breach in the Department of the Navy is also one of the easiest breaches to prevent: failure ...
October-December 2014 Issue
In <u>Milner v. the Department of the Navy</u>, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan stated, “[W]e acknowledge ...
October-December 2014 Issue
The following is a recently reported breach of personally identifiable information involving PII left behind in a vacated ...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Recent media accounts have reported a breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) network. At this time, neither OPM ...
July-September 2014 Issue
The Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)/Navy Personnel Command (NPC) is responsible for handling a large volume of personally ...
July-September 2014 Issue
The following is a recently reported breach of personally identifiable information (PII) involving the improper mapping of a ...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The DON IT Conference has been approved for June 24-25, 2014, and will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in ...
April-June 2014 Issue
The following DON IT policy issuances, published between December 2013 and March 2014, are available in their entirety from ...
April-June 2014 Issue
The following is a recently reported breach of personally identifiable information (PII) involving the theft of documents ...
April-June 2014 Issue
Rosters serve a useful and valid purpose for communicating important information to command personnel and their families, ...
January-March 2014 Issue
The Department of the Navy continues to take steps to eliminate the unnecessary collection and use of Social Security ...
January-March 2014 Issue
The following is a recently reported breach of personally identifiable information (PII) involving the posting of PII on a ...
TAGS: Privacy, RM
July-September 2013 Issue
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO) Privacy Team receives numerous personally identifiable ...
July-September 2013 Issue
The Department of the Navy (DON) continues to issue policy to improve its processes and better ensure that the personally ...
April-June 2013 Issue
Phishing is a criminal activity in which an adversary attempts to fraudulently acquire sensitive information by ...
April-June 2013 Issue
In an initiative that began in 2006 to improve the quality of data for force shaping and critical decision making, the ...
April-June 2013 Issue
The following is a recently reported personally identifiable information (PII) data breach involving the storage of paper ...
January-March 2013 Issue
The following is a recently reported personally identifiable information (PII) data breach involving the transmission of an ...
January-March 2013 Issue
Mr. Terry Halvorsen is the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO). Shortly after being named DON CIO in ...
January-March 2013 Issue
One of the most important functions the Department of the Navy can perform on behalf of its Sailors, Marines, civilians and ...
January-March 2013 Issue
In accordance with federal laws requiring agencies to establish appropriate administrative, technical and physical ...
October-December 2012 Issue
The following is a recently reported personally identifiable information (PII) data breach involving a private medical ...
October-December 2012 Issue
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO) Privacy Office receives frequent inquiries regarding paper ...
July-September 2012 Issue
We all save an overabundance of mementos from the past — whether it is a favorite blanket from grandma, a box full of ...
July-September 2012 Issue
The following is a recently reported personally identifiable information (PII) data breach. Names have been changed or ...
July-September 2012 Issue
For many years, the Electronic Data Interchange-Personal Identifier (EDI-PI) has been a unique identifier for personnel ...
April-June 2012 Issue
The following is a recently reported personally identifiable information (PII) data breach involving a Sailor who improperly ...
TAGS: PED, Privacy
April-June 2012 Issue
The Department of the Navy implemented phases one and two of the Social Security Number Reduction Plan and is now ...
TAGS: Privacy
October-December 2011 Issue
The following is a recently reported personally identifiable information (PII) data breach involving a Department of the ...
October-December 2011 Issue
The Department of the Navy is eliminating the unnecessary collection of Social Security numbers (SSNs) to protect personally ...
TAGS: Privacy
July-September 2011 Issue
The DON Information Management/Information Technology/Cyberspace Campaign Plan for Fiscal Years 2011-2013 outlines the ...
July-September 2011 Issue
The privacy of an individual is a fundamental right that must be respected and protected. While improved handling and ...
July-September 2011 Issue
A question submitted to the "Ask an Expert" section of the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer ...
April-June 2011 Issue
The following is a recently reported personally identifiable information data breach involving a Department of the Navy ...
April-June 2011 Issue
The Department of the Navy is working to eliminate the unnecessary collection of Social Security numbers (SSNs) to protect ...
January-March 2011 Issue
David Wennergren was selected to become the new Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO) for the Department of ...
January-March 2011 Issue
It is with great pleasure that I write my first CIO column for CHIPS magazine. I began serving as the DON CIO in late ...
January-March 2011 Issue
As the DON CIO, Mr. Halvorsen heads the Office of the DON CIO and is the DON's senior official and adviser on matters ...
January-March 2011 Issue
The Department of the Navy (DON) is currently involved in a top-down approach to eliminate the unnecessary collection of ...
January-March 2011 Issue
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, located in Southern California, is the largest Marine Corps installation on the West ...
January-March 2011 Issue
The Navy Exchange Service Command Ships Store Program, a Naval Supply Systems Command organization, is responsible for ...
TAGS: Privacy
January-March 2011 Issue
The Social Security number (SSN) has evolved beyond its intended purpose to become the identifier of choice for many of the ...
January-March 2011 Issue
The Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility (DONCAF), a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) ...
January-March 2011 Issue
If you have any doubt that you could be the next victim of identity theft — think again — because new ways to beguile you ...
January-March 2011 Issue
How do thieves steal an identity? Identity theft starts with the misuse of an individual's personally identifiable ...
January-March 2011 Issue
Department of Justice provides information about how to prevent identity theft, as well as what to do if you become a ...
January-March 2011 Issue
SPAWAR safeguards SSNs through decisive action and strict controls on SSN use. <p> The White House's Office of ...
January-March 2011 Issue
The nine-digit Social Security number has been used since 1936 to track a person's wages for the purpose of accruing ...
January-March 2011 Issue
Human error is the cause of 80 percent of the DON's PII breaches. Not knowing or not following guidance, or just being ...
TAGS: Privacy
January-March 2011 Issue
A memo from the Under Secretary of Defense issued Nov. 23, 2010, (DTM 13798-10, "Social Security Numbers (SSN) Exposed on ...
October-December 2010 Issue
In this installment of the CHIPS Web 2.0 column we are bringing you a selection of news and tips about collaborative media ...
October-December 2010 Issue
The following is a recently reported data breach involving the disclosure of personally identifiable information contained ...
October-December 2010 Issue
It has been 10 years since President Clinton signed the E-Sign Act ("Electronic Signatures in Global and National ...
July-September 2010 Issue
The following is a recently reported personally identifiable information (PII) data breach involving the loss of media ...
April-June 2010 Issue
The following is a recently reported data breach involving the disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) on ...
TAGS: NEN, Privacy
January-March 2010 Issue
The following is a recently reported compromise of personally identifiable information (PII) involving the disposal of ...
October-December 2009 Issue
The following is a recently reported compromise of personally identifiable information (PII) involving the theft of storage ...
October-December 2009 Issue
Welcome to the Virtual Life, where we can tailor reality to suit our tastes. Applications like Second Life can give us the ...
July-September 2009 Issue
The following is a recently reported compromise of personally identifiable information (PII) involving the improper disposal ...
TAGS: Privacy, RM
April-June 2009 Issue
The following is a recently reported compromise of personally identifiable information (PII) involving the transmission of ...
April-June 2009 Issue
During the past year, the Department of the Navy has experienced problems relating to turning in excess information ...
TAGS: Privacy
January-March 2009 Issue
All Department of the Navy personnel should continue to increase their level of awareness about properly safeguarding ...
January-March 2009 Issue
Ever wonder about the dedicated people behind the Defense Travel System (DTS), the fully integrated, electronic, end-to-end ...
October-December 2008 Issue
All Department of the Navy personnel should continue to increase their level of awareness about properly safeguarding ...
July-September 2008 Issue
All Department of the Navy personnel should continue to increase their level of awareness about properly safeguarding ...
TAGS: Privacy, RM
July-September 2008 Issue
<i>The dawn was cold and gray as Joe slipped on his coat and swallowed the last bit of coffee. Last night's ...
April-June 2008 Issue
All Department of the Navy personnel should continue to increase their level of awareness about properly safeguarding ...
January-March 2008 Issue
All DON personnel should continue to increase their level of awareness about properly safeguarding personally identifiable ...
October-December 2007 Issue
We've all heard nightmarish tales of identity theft, but that only happens to someone else, right? Wrong! Security ...
October-December 2007 Issue
The Department of the Navy (DON) is a dynamic enterprise with personnel constantly on the move between the office, temporary ...
October-December 2007 Issue
During the past 12 months, there have been more than 100 privacy breaches resulting in the loss of personally identifiable ...
October-December 2007 Issue
During the past 18 months, the Department of the Navy (DON) has reported more than 100 incidents involving the loss of ...
April-June 2007 Issue
Consider this scenario: a major university in the Eastern United States finds that its Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps ...
October-December 2006 Issue
With recent reports of potential violations of sensitive personal information by federal agencies, the Office of Management ...
TAGS: IA, Privacy
July-September 2006 Issue
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced June 3 that active-duty Sailors may be affected by the theft in May of ...
October-December 2005 Issue
<b>FISMA Fundamentals</b> <p>The Department of the Navy (DON) is required to comply with the Federal ...
October-December 2005 Issue
Because of the current problem with identity theft, verifying identification cannot be taken too lightly, especially when ...
July-September 2005 Issue
<b>Active Duty Alert Helps Combat Identity Theft</b> <p>Identity theft is a growing crime in the United ...
April-June 2005 Issue
Mentoring young professionals and guiding and inspiring the workforce is a top priority for the Navy-Marine Corps leadership ...
April-June 2005 Issue
You are traveling through another dimension — a dimension of bits and bytes and information. It is a journey into a wondrous ...
October-December 2004 Issue
Identity theft occurs when a person illegally obtains another person's name; Social Security Number; bank or credit card ...
October-December 2004 Issue
I would like to state up front, that I wrote this article because I lost a bet. No money changed hands. The bet was just a ...
April-June 2002 Issue
<i>"Information warfare is believed by many to be the means by which the next 'big' war will be fought ...
January-March 2002 Issue
<b>Introduction</b> <p>The uncertain balance between personal privacy and national security has become ...
October-December 2001 Issue
Today's workplace demands a new kind of worker. Data is dispatched in picoseconds and gigabits and this deluge of ...
July-September 2001 Issue
Beginning in spring 2001, Department of Defense (DoD) employees began receiving a new identification (ID) card. This card, ...
July-September 2001 Issue
In the military medical system there are currently two methods for making appointments; through the central appointment desk ...
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