Do your part : Be Cyber Smart
by Andrea Stanek
Introduction: The Importance of Cybersecurity While Keeping Federal Networks Secure
Cybersecurity has been increasing becoming more and more popular, therefore everyone should be aware of Cyber Safety, Cyber Crime, and what actions can be taken to protect yourself from being a victim. The Federal Network system enforces that employees maintain annual training and complete exercises, to avoid possibly be a victim. Anything that you learn from a work environment, should be implemented, practiced, and applied within your personal and home environment too.
Securing Federal Networks is essential for operations. Systems face large and diverse cyber threats that are often targeted by unsophisticated hackers to competent intruders using the latest intrusion techniques.
Stop.Think.Connect – We are ALL Responsible to do our part with keeping the Internet Safe.
Training & Exercises
All employees are required annual training. Another essential workforce piece for everyday employees to stay current on cybersecurity and up-to-date on skills and evolving threats.
FedVTE is a free, online, and on demand cybersecurity training system to build skillsets.
- “One single vulnerability is all an attacker needs.” Window Snyder, Chief Security Officer, Fastly
- “For Every Lock, There Is Someone Out There Trying to Pick It or Break In” David Bernstein
- “Security Must Be Built Into The Foundation Of The IOT Solution” Jason Porter
- “As the world is increasingly interconnected, everyone shares the responsibility of securing cyberspace” Newton Lee
Always know what devices you have, how they may be connected and who has access to them. Configure security features on all your devices. Maintain control of PII and Passwords. Regularly update OS, apps, and software. Avoid suspicious emails and texts, do not click on any links.
https://www.cisa.gov/securing-federal-networks https://www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-training-exercises https://fedvte.usalearning.gov/public_fedvte.php