October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month -- 24th Air Force launches Cyber Space

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey
  • 166th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Did you know that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month? It is.

And, not by accident, the 24th Air Force has launched Cyber Space -- where readers can find information of interest and cyber security tips provided by 24th Air Force and other government entities, according to the website. The content is intended to be a "one-stop shop" of useful and educational links, stories and materials for both Air Force members and the public. All content is unclassified and can be shared with family and friends.

The key content areas on Cyber Space, plus some current topics:

  • AFCYBER Commander's Highlights -- Best Practices for Keeping Your Home Network Secure
  • White House Fact Sheets on Cyberspace -- four fact sheets
  • U.S. Government Reports on Cyber -- one GAO report, and three Congressional Research Service reports
  • Academic Work in Cyberspace -- a thesis on cloud computing within the DoD
  • Air Force Cyber History -- 2005 to 2011
  • Cyber Tip of the Week -- October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Gaming-specific security practices
  • US-CERT Self Help Center (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team information) -- Links to 10 documents:
  1. Recognizing and avoiding e-mail scams
  2. Playing it safe: avoiding online gaming risks
  3. Banking securely online
  4. Socializing securely: using social networking services
  5. Cyber threats to mobile phones
  6. Using wireless technology securely
  7. Software license agreements: ignore at your own risk
  8. An overview of spyware
  9. Small office/home office router security
  10. The basics of cloud computing 
  • Air Force PKI Information (common, integrated DoD Public Key Infrastructure) -- one newsletter, two facts sheets and one FAQ