What is multifactor authentication (MFA) and how can it protect your computer? With MFA, the user is granted access only after presenting two or more factors to an authentication service. Possible factors include something you know, such as a password or passphrase, something you have, such as a smart card or token, or something you … Read More
By Chris Howes
A certain subset of guests entering Argonne are now being greeted by a friendly face. Kim Johnson is the security logistics coordinator leading the new VIP … Read More »
Stories of identity theft and data breaches are common these days. That’s why it’s so important to protect your personally identifiable information (PII). Not only is it important to protect PII records that you may handle, it’s a requirement.
PII is an individual’s first name (or first initial) and last name with any of the … Read More »
The holiday season is a good time to review basic operations security (OPSEC) countermeasures.
When traveling away from home: Leave your home with a “lived in” look. Don’t advertise on social media that you will be gone over the holidays. Have a neighbor make periodic checks and collect mail and newspapers – or have these … Read More »
Today the laboratory received a phishing email asking recipients to open a pdf attachment to complete an online registration. The cyber team removed the message from mailboxes, but employees are asked to remain alert as other national labs have also recently experienced phishing attempts.
Anyone who receives a suspect email is asked to contact the Read More »
Mandatory training is now part of the ANL-4 Property Pass Xink form. Once the pop-up training is completed and checked, you will be allowed to take assigned property off-site, including laptop computers.
Security, Travel and Emergency Services will now issue yellow gate passes and parking passes to visitors attending public or significant events on-site. The yellow passes will assist security in identifying visitors.
While on-site, visitors will be … Read More »
Some detective work by the manager of Argonne’s Global Travel Services and Security office will prevent a lot of hassle for many of the laboratory’s travelers and a large savings in training costs.
U.S. Department of State (DOS) regulations require federal employees to undergo safety training if they travel to a high-risk country, with the … Read More »
Last week’s OPSEC events were a success. The OPSEC Working Group was able to spread OPSEC awareness around the lab through various activities including training, articles, informational handouts and a guest speaker from the FBI.
To kick off the week on Monday, many people stopped at the cafeteria to grab some free gifts and OPSEC … Read More »
When we’re in public, particularly in a noisy environment, we don’t expect that our conversations can be overheard. But voices carry. And it’s not hard to spy on someone who isn’t careful about what they say and where they say it. The art of eavesdropping isn’t hard. If someone wanted to listen in, and practiced … Read More »