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Multiple methods to encrypt sensitive information exist and are available for use.  AFNet users can encrypt information leaving the AFNet by using the AF Reasearch Lab's encryption wizard, the encryption capabilites of Microsoft Office or by sending the documents via snail mail. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Chief Master Sgt. John Zincone) AFNet PII breaches still a concern
More than one month after Air Force Space Command's implementation of lock-out procedures for individuals found to have inappropriately transmitted Personally Identifiable Information, PII breaches still remain a significant issue.While the average number of daily incidences of PII breaches have decreased there is still a lot of work to be done to
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Default Air Force Logo AFSPC announces FY13 General John P. Jumper, Information Dominance Awards representatives
Air Force Space Command selected winners to represent the command in their respective categories, and as such have represented the command at the Air Force level boards for the FY13 General John P. Jumper and Information Dominance Awards. The results from the Air Force board will be released late this week or next.The AFSPC winners are:Cyber
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Personally Identifiable Information Serious consequences for mishandling personal ID info
Individuals who inappropriately store and transmit Personally Identifiable Information, or PII, over the Air Force Network will now have their accounts locked in response to the violation.Patricia Feist, 375th Communications Squadron base records manager, said, "Personally Identifiable Information is information which can be used to distinguish or
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Master Sgt. Jason Slaymaker, 39th Information Operations Squadron operations superintendent, surprises his sons, Jakeb, 4, and Jarret, 2, with an early Christmas present: himself, at the Bass Pro Shop in Destin, Fla., Dec. 20, 2013. Slaymaker spent the last year in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett) Santa delivers early Christmas wish
Yes, there is a Santa Claus... and with some extra planning and an early sleigh ride, he was able to pull off a small Christmas miracle for two boys at the Bass Pro Shop in Destin, Fla., Dec. 20.With a little ingenuity and some Christmas spirit, Master Sgt. Jason Slaymaker, 39th Information Operations Squadron operations superintendent, surprised
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Senior Airman Matthew Welch (right), a cyber operations controller with the 68th Network Warfare Squadron, demonstrated methods to detect breaches of personally identifiable information on Air Force networks to Gen. William L. Shelton (left), commander of Air Force Space Command, during a visit to the 67th Cyberspace Wing at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland Dec. 4, 2013.  Information obtained due to PII breaches could be used by malicious actors for identity theft or other nefarious activity. (U.S. Air Force photo) AFSPC commander visits cyber wings
General William L. Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, visited the 67th and 688th Cyberspace Wings during a visit to Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland Dec. 4-6. Shelton was here to tour the facilities and meet with personnel from both wings. Shelton's first stop was the 67th CW and its units, whose mission is to operate, manage and defend
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Chief Master Sgt. Gerard Crum, 85th Engineering Installation Squadron, inspects the uniform of Staff Sgt. Bryant Horton, 85th EIS, during a squadron open ranks inspection Nov. 25, 2013. The squadron also participated in a formal retreat ceremony.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Bond) 85th EIS conducts open ranks inspections
When Maj. James Coughlin took the guideon of the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron in the summer, he inherited the Air Force's only active duty squadron of its kind, plus a long and prideful history. In keeping with the unit's motto "With pride, worldwide," the recently promoted Lt. Col. Coughlin, 85th EIS commander, and the members of the
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Default Air Force Logo Alamo ACE encourages collaboration
Airmen from across 24th Air Force participated in the 2013 Alamo Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's Chapter Event (ACE) Nov. 18-21 at the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas. This year's event, with the theme "Mission Assurance: Innovation Through Collaboration," was a four-day program involving participants from
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody met with Airmen from the 315th Network Warfare Squadron here Nov. 12 to learn more about the Air Force cyber mission and answer questions from the Air Force leadership perspective. Cody fielded a variety of questions to include topics regarding promotion boards, enlisted performance reports and warrant officers. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Released) CMSAF visits Fort Meade cyber, intel Airmen
The Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody spent several hours visiting with Airmen involved in a variety of critical missions here Nov. 12.Cody visited cyber and intelligence units that fall under Air Forces Cyber and the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency to spend time with Airmen, better understand their
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Lt. Col. Kiley Weigle, 39th Information Operations Squadron commander, left, briefs U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida’s First Congressional District, center, and Bob Black, Miller's aide, right, during a squadron site visit at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 6, 2013. The 39th IOS is the Air Force’s Formal Training Unit responsible for providing Information Operations and Cyber Operations training for the service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Casey Osborne) Congressman Jeff Miller visits 39th IOS
U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller from Florida's First Congressional District, which includes Hurlburt Field, visited the 39th Information Operations Squadron Nov. 6 here to gain an appreciation for the squadron's mission.The 39th is the Air Force's "Formal Training Unit" responsible for providing Information Operations and Cyber Operations mission
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Col. Matthew Smith (left), 505th Test and Evaluation Group commander,
greets Maj. Gen. Kevin McLaughlin, 24th Air Force commander, outside the
Combined Air Operations Center during Cyber Flag 14-1, Nov. 7, 2013, at
Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cyber Flag is a tactical training exercise for
cyber teams across the services as well as coalition partners in support of
national and theater objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman
Matthew Lancaster)
Honing cyber skills: 24th Airmen stay on their game with cyber exercises
The men and women of 24th Air Force are sharpening their skill sets in cyber warfare through exercises aimed at achieving training objectives for different combatant commands. The exercises are nearly year round as determined by U.S. Cyber Command, taking place throughout the United States and around the world. "Everybody wants cyber in all their
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