Cyber Month: Emails containing personally identifiable information

Do you know the policy regarding proper protections to take when sending personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive personally identifiable information (SPII) outside the USCG.MIL domain? Over the past year, there has been an increase in privacy incidents caused by Coast Guard personnel transmitting PII and SPII to personal business email accounts without using the proper protections. Read the full post to ensure that you know the policy!

Cyber Month: Protect your military children online

Do you worry about your child being online? At a time where everything is online, it is no wonder that kids are also online, and not just for social media. Educational classes are also drawing younger students to the web. This means that sometimes your children are online when you aren’t around. Here are some tips for how to help keep your child safe online.

Cyber Month: Interested in a cyber career?

There are many entry points into a cybersecurity career, and there are just as many job roles within cybersecurity. If you are considering a career in cybersecurity, you should first begin by researching the different cybersecurity specialty areas. The following article provides a starting point for researching cyber security roles, as well as the education and certifications required to competitively pursue some of those roles.

10 things to help get you Semper Paratus

Semper Paratus takes on a new meaning during Personal Readiness Month. It means more than being ready for a search and rescue case. Personal Readiness Month is the Coast Guard’s way to remind everyone – active, reserve, auxiliary, family and friends – to really think about being ready.

To do this, we’ve compiled a list of 10 things you can do to ensure you’re ‘Always Ready.’

Moving forward: Coast Guard cybersecurity initiatives

While Cybersecurity Awareness Month has come to an end, the Coast Guard continues to enhance capabilities to identify and deter cyber risks.

Taking stock of our cyber networks, securing our operational domain

The Coast Guard recognizes the vulnerability of cyber networks and has been tirelessly working to bring Coast Guard units into cyber compliance through physical security space assessments and deploying teams of IT specialists in what is known as Cyber CAT, guided by the Coast Guard Cyber Strategy. The Cyber CAT is moving forward to educate, sustain and make culture changes in cybersecurity.

Supporting the Coast Guard Cyber Strategy through Cyber Guard

“This is part of the Coast Guard’s embrace of cyberspace as an operating domain,” said Rear Adm. Marshall Lytle, assistant commandant for C4IT and commander of Coast Guard Cyber Command. “We’re starting with a small team at Coast Guard Cyber Command performing computer network defense functions that provide initial protect, detect and respond missions to cyber incidents. We need to continue to build capacity and capability, and form a team of Coast Guardsmen based on cyber skills to perform specialized tasks to detect and defend against attackers and support DOD’s defend the nation mission.”

Cybersecurity notices to be issued June 8-19, 2015

Beginning June 8, 2015, and continuing through June 19, 2015, OPM will be sending notifications to individuals whose PII was potentially compromised in cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have exposed the Personally Identifiable Information. More than 8,000 civilian Coast Guard employees may have been affected.

Protecting your identity; fraud and theft assistance

In the wake of a recent cybersecurity intrusion into the Office of Personnel Management data systems, potentially 4 million federal employees may have been impacted, including more than 8,000 civilian Coast Guard employees. Beginning June 8, 2015, those affected will be notified by email or official letter via the U.S. Postal Service. All notifications will occur prior to June 19, 2015.