Defense

Army releases cybersecurity handbook

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As part of the effort to curb the cyber threats that both President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have addressed recently, the Army released a 16-page handbook this month that outlines security strategies.

The handbook includes information about phishing threats, explains why accessing Army networks with personal devices is prohibited and describes what to do in the event of a security breach, among other topics.

"This handbook is designed to provide leaders the information and tools to address today's complex security challenges," the document states. "It is also a quick reference for managing cybersecurity issues that will help ensure that soldiers, civilians and contractors know their responsibilities for daily practices that will protect information and our IT capabilities."

Commanders will also train personnel on cybersecurity responsibilities during Army Cybersecurity Awareness Week in October.

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Reid Davenport is an FCW editorial fellow. Connect with him on Twitter: @ReidDavenport.

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