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Week 2 Cyber October message

Cyber experts from across the military, government agencies and private industry joined forces at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., April 27, 2016, to mitigate future cyberattacks within the U.S. The Air Force Cyber College's two-day wargame brought the CIA, FBI, Goldman Sachs and others into participation. Security experts analyzed how they handled cyberthreats independently, and how they could team to improve combat cyber incidents of national significance. (U.S. Air Force graphic/William Blankenship)

Cyber experts from across the military, government agencies and private industry joined forces at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., April 27, 2016, to mitigate future cyberattacks within the U.S. The Air Force Cyber College's two-day wargame brought the CIA, FBI, Goldman Sachs and others into participation. Security experts analyzed how they handled cyberthreats independently, and how they could team to improve combat cyber incidents of national significance. (U.S. Air Force graphic/William Blankenship)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Welcome to Cyber October, Week 2!.October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the 412th Communications Wing Cybersecurity Office is here to help spread awareness of healthy and helpful computer security habits.

 

The intention is to spread information that will not only assist and secure you in your work operations, but in your day-to-day home computer usage as well.

 

Plan of Events:

 

Week 2 (8-12): Social Engineering Safeguarding

 

Week 3 (15– 19): Safe Web Habits

 

Week 4 (22-26): Social Media Safety

 

Week 5 (29-31): Finale Presentation at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

You will receive informational e-mails related to each theme. Please join the 412th CS Oct. 30 for the closing presentation.

 

Without further ado, welcome to Week 2.

 

Social Engineering

 

Edwards AFB is the center of test and evaluation for the military.  Why wouldn’t the enemy try to seek as much information as they can? At home, what might you have that someone would like to get access to? Credit card data? Personally identifiable Information? According to Fifthdomain.com; social engineering attacks have increased 500% from Q1 to Q2 2018. Why would it increase so much? There could be many reasons, but most likely because the benefits for the perpetrator are so great.

 

Click on this link for Week 2’s Social Engineering Pamphlet!

 

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