Laboratory employees are required to safeguard Government Property in their care, regardless of its location. Read More
Since its inception, Argonne, in conjunction with University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has produced world-changing discoveries while protecting our national interest. This has only been made possible by engaging the brightest minds from all over the globe to work side-by-side in our unique facilities. Actively recruiting international scientists places an … Read More »
By Sandy Guendling and Sam Kolontouros (BIS)
To work successfully, employees need to share information through meetings, emails, phone calls and via electronic files. While these activities are routine, all lab staff must recognize the importance of protecting information and know how and when to share it with others.
Employees who work with controlled … Read More »
All Argonne employees will be required to watch a one-hour training video on the importance of protecting classified and controlled unclassified information by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
The mandatory training comes at the request of U.S. National Security Advisor Lt. General H.R. McMaster and affects all federal government departments and agencies, including … Read More »
Argonne’s Cyber Security Program Office continues to see frequent phishing and hacking emails attempts across the lab. In recent months, these attempts have been appearing almost weekly.
Since October is designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it’s a good time to review basic precautions that employees can take to avoid potential hazards of these emails. … Read More »
Argonne’s Cyber Security Program Office is alerting the laboratory’s iPhone users to a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers full access to iPhones and iPads via Wi-Fi. Apple has released an operating system update, 10.3.3, which addresses this issue.
To download the update, open Settings > General > Software Update. The update will download and … Read More »
While traveling with laptops or other electronics (thumb drives, smartphones, tablets, etc.) that contain sensitive data, it is important to protect the equipment and the information that is stored there.
Whether you are traveling domestically or internationally or just bringing your laptop home to do work, you must take precautions to control sensitive information.
Having … Read More »
The Operations Security (OPSEC) Working Group will host a shred day on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, for all employees at the laboratory. 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 »
When working with unclassified, controlled (i.e., sensitive) information, remember to take the necessary precautions to protect it:
Always shred sensitive documents when disposing of them. Do not throw them in the trash can or recycle bin. Do not discuss sensitive information in public. Encrypt or password-protect emails that contain sensitive information. Secure sensitive documents in … Read More »