Saturday, April 2, 2022
It’s a common practice to allow employees to use enterprise computers outside of the enterprise. This has become more common where employees are increasingly working at home. Though a common practice, these occurrences are not always best practices. Anytime an employee leaves work with a company computer, the expectation is that all information is vulnerable. Malware, ransom ware “supply chain attacks”, hacking and other threats are prevalent. In many cases this can be controlled through applying NIST standards and strong cybersecurity measures. This article will focus on limiting use of loaned laptops and not on technical cybersecurity application.
New cleared contractors should understand that the CDSE provides initial training and special briefings to their appointed Facility Security Officer (FSO). This training is invaluable as the new FSO will have a chance to learn about their responsibilities. Sometimes the new FSO will be learning for the first time exactly what is expected of them. After training, the FSO is then authorized to present the training to the organization’s cleared employees.