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Information Security

Information security can mean protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification or destruction. This goes beyond just computers and networks. Risks and threats can come from individuals, acts of nature, and new technology.

This topic affects everyone in the federal workforce - top to bottom. Thus, it is also the responsibility of everyone in the federal workforce to protect the information from threats.

Share your experience with securing information.

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#1 Posted : Thursday, December 3, 2009 5:55:17 AM(UTC)

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Cybersecurity has become a national lifestyle issue that hinges on raising education at the individual level, a panel of information security experts said today. Beyond formal education, U.S. cybersecurity strategy needs to develop a public awareness campaign that permeates the workplace, schools and homes —much like the development of Smokey Bear to promote fire safety, panelists said.

“This [campaign] needs to include secretaries, administrators, front-line people who have no idea [about technology and cyberspace] â€” not just front line cyber operators,” said Adam Meyers, an SRA International information assurance principal who currently works with the State Department.

“We need a public awareness campaign that [says], ‘There is a threat, and you need to know how to deal with it,’ whether it’s malware or clicking on bad links or attachments,” Meyers said.

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#2 Posted : Wednesday, June 8, 2011 5:15:46 AM(UTC)

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Honestly I think this undertaking should be taken on by private industry.  Microsoft has begun to work something in with their Microsoft essentials program.  An ad campaign like dont copy that floppy really doesnt work in this sense in my own opinion it just raises awareness that it can be done with minimal consequences.
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