You hear about it in the news and it happens in private industry all too frequently; another database containing customers’ personal information is hacked. There is a war over this data every day between cybersecurity professionals securing data and cybercriminals that want to steal it. It’s called Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and it’s potentially worth … Read More
In the competitive, fast-paced world of professional sports, knowing the opposing team’s game plan can make all the difference between victory and defeat. Like knowing when the other team will rush on third down in football, proprietary information and trade secrets are the small bits of information that are highly prized in the competitive world … Read More »
Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are ubiquitous in the commercial world. From navigation systems in cars to our smartphones we find this technology everywhere. But did you know that certain technical information regarding GPS satellite networks is restricted for release under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)?
Under federal law ITAR enumerates specific areas of … Read More »
These days, no one is entirely safe from data breaches. Even people who don’t normally work with sensitive information need to pay attention to security. That’s what Operations Security (OPSEC) Week is designed to do: remind Argonne employees of the important role they play in securing information both at home and at work.
“It’s important … Read More »
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 »
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