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  • 10 Mar 2016 9:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are a few precautions business executives and employees can take to protect trade secrets:

    Recognize there is an insider and outsider threat to your company.

    Identify trade secrets and implement a plan for safeguarding them.

    Secure physical and electronic versions of your trade secrets.

    Confine intellectual knowledge to a need-to-know basis.

    Provide training to employees about your company’s intellectual property plan and security.

    Do not store private information vital to your company on any device that connects to the Internet.

    Use up-to-date software security tools. Many firewalls stop incoming threats but do not restrict outbound data.

    Educate employees on e-mail tactics such as spear phishing. Establish protocols for quarantining suspicious e-mail.

    Remind employees of security policies on a regular basis through active training and seminars. Use signs and computer banners to reinforce security policies.

    Ask the FBI or other security professionals to provide additional awareness training.

     

  • 22 Feb 2016 9:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Northeast Maryland Security Council 1/2 Day Seminar will begin on time on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. 

    Registration/Networking/Breakfast will start at 7:45 am at

    MITRE, 209 Research Blvd, Suite 200, Aberdeen, MD 21001.

    Drive safely and we will see you soon. 

  • 02 Feb 2016 5:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Small IT Services company has a full-time opening for an experienced FSO who can also assist with various HR and Recruiting functions to include:

    •       HR functions
    •    Tracking open positions
    •        Contract proposals
    •        Security training
    •        Spot audits
    •        Recruiting/screening non-technical positions (i.e. forklift operators, drivers, technicians, etc.)

    They don’t have to have experience with all these skills but this person would need be able to help in other areas outside of their FSO responsibilities as those needs do not take up 40 hours/week.

    Location:  Laurel, Maryland

    Clearance Required:  Top Secret

    If interested, please contact Shelley Koukoulas at skoukoulas@aci.com

     

  • 02 Feb 2016 5:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Many of us were affected by the hack of OPM last year.  This is just a reminder to continue to monitor your credit to protect your finances and your ability to keep your security clearance.

    Review a Copy of Your Credit Report

    AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to get your free annual credit reports. This right is guaranteed by Federal law.

    Federal law allows you to:

    Get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company.

    Ensure that the information on all of your credit reports is correct and up to date.

    Visit https://www.annualcreditreport.com/ to get a free copy of your credit report. 

     

    Add A Credit Freeze to Your Credit File If You Believe You Are at Risk

    A credit freeze (sometimes called a security freeze) is designed to prevent the information in your credit file from being reported to others. Because most creditors will check your credit report before opening a new account a credit freeze is an effective means of protecting yourself against identity thieves who open accounts in your name.

    There are some inconveniences associated with having a credit freeze / security freeze on your credit file when you try to establish new credit yourself, but for some people the additional protection provided by a credit freeze may be worth the associated inconvenience.

    The Federal Trade Commission provides more information on credit freezes here:

    http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0279-extended-fraud-alerts-and-credit-freezes

    If you choose to place a credit freeze on your credit file, you will have to contact each of the major credit reporting agencies to complete the process.

    Experian - http://www.experian.com/consumer/security_freeze.html

    Equifax - https://www.freeze.equifax.com/Freeze/jsp/SFF_PersonalIDInfo.jsp

    TransUnion - http://www.transunion.com/personal-credit/credit-disputes/credit-freezes.page

    Experian 1-888-397-3742 | Equifax 1-800-525-6285 | TransUnion 1-800-680-7289

     

  • 25 Jan 2016 1:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The NMSC would like to welcome Tricia Reider of CADRE! 

  • 06 Jan 2016 1:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2016 Membership Drive is now open and we are accepting all Renewals and New Members!  Please log in to your contact information and make sure all of your information is correct before submitting payment.  All Certificates are mailed out on Friday afternoons.

    We thank you for your continued support!

    Colleen Conway

    Vice President

    Membership Chair

     

  • 24 Sep 2015 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Acceptable Use Still Applies At Home. Follow All Policies Even When Working Remotely.


    Acceptable use policies are designed to be used regardless of where you work. Whether you are working from home or on a business trip, you should still be following acceptable use policies to protect both yourself and the organization. 







  • 29 Apr 2015 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    NMSC polo shirts are now available for purchase.  Cost is $30.00.  

    If interested, please contact us at info@nmsecuritycouncil.org.



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