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CHIPS Articles: Cybersecurity: everyone's responsibility, everywhere, all the time

Cybersecurity: everyone's responsibility, everywhere, all the time
By Army Cyber Command - October 3, 2017
Cybersecurity is a 24/7, all-year-long effort that is everyone's responsibility. Whether at home, in the office, in the field, or deployed, diligence and vigilance are imperative to the Army's people and mission, and are always operational priorities.

There are lots of great resources available to help keep you, your family, your colleagues, your community and your mission safe online. Here are just a few of the best:

Free antivirus software is available online for DoD employees to download and use at home:


  • The U.S. Army Cyber Command fact sheet page offers resources on a variety of cybersecurity topics, to protect individuals, families, communities and organizations:
  • The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Cybercrime Prevention Fliers page has dozens of fliers on a wide variety of cybersecurity topics:
  • The Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month site has a wide range of resources from current and past observances:
  • STOP. THINK. CONNECT. is the national cybersecurity awareness campaign created by a coalition of private companies, non-profit groups and government organizations:
  • US-CERT, the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team, part of the Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, offers a wide range of information to help manage cyber risks:
  • APWG, the Anti-Phishing Working Group, is a global coalition of industry, law enforcement, and government agencies focused on unifying the global response to cybercrime:
  •, managed by the Federal Trade Commission, is specifically designed to help people be safe, secure and responsible online:
  • IC3, the Internet Crime Complaint Center, is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center that receives and researches Internet-related criminal complaints:

Social media 'smart cards' offered by the Army Criminal Investigation Command are roadmaps to maximizing the security of popular social media sites:
Facebook Smart Card
Google+ Smart Card
Twitter Smart Card
LinkedIn Smart Card

• European Network and Information Security Agency video:"You Wouldn't Do This in Real Life — Why Do It on the Web?"
• WatchMojo video: "10 Cyber Security Facts"
• TED Talks: "The 1s and 0s behind cyber warfare"

U.S. United States Army Cyber Command directs and conducts integrated electronic warfare, information and cyberspace operations as authorized, or directed, to ensure freedom of action in and through cyberspace and the information environment, and to deny the same to our adversaries.

Interested in becoming an Army cyber Soldier or civilian employee? Check out the career links at

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2017 image. Photo Credit: U.S. Army
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