Notice Regarding COVID-19
March 31, 2020 -- AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2020 Postponed
AFCEA International continues to closely follow developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time of unprecedented global challenge and concern, the health and safety of our event participants, partners, volunteers, members, and staff are our highest priority.
After careful consideration, and in light of recent executive actions by the leaders of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, we will be postponing TechNet Cyber 2020. Rescheduling the event will enable us to provide the experience that the AFCEA community expects and deserves in a safe environment. We are working on identifying dates later in 2020 and will communicate with you when more concrete information is available. Your exhibit, sponsorship, registration, and official housing block arrangements will automatically transfer to the rescheduled event.
We expect to announce a new date and related details by April 10, 2020. If you have any questions, please refer to the event’s “Contact Us” page with specific contact information for registrants, exhibitors, or sponsors, or our Customer Service Center at (703) 631-6158, (800) 336-4583, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Though, like most organizations, AFCEA International employees across all departments are working from remote locations, we are fully prepared to maintain 100 percent operational capabilities while working remotely.
The latest information on our response to the pandemic in general will always be available on AFCEA’s Coronavirus Information page found here: https://www.afcea.org/site/corona-virus-2019
About TechNet Cyber
The cyberspace battlefield has changed. No longer an arena where adversaries launch a single distributed denial of service attack, lob a virus or infiltrate a network, it is now a state of persistent barrages and simultaneous campaigns. Attacks against high-value targets still occur, but they are accompanied by a torrent of continuous assaults on political, economic and security interests.
Both offense and defense in this landscape requires a united front where no frontlines exist. A powerful cyber force built on a strong bond between government agencies and allied nations will be the only way to combat adversaries bent on not only destroying one country but also dominating all of cyberspace.
TechNet Cyber 2020 will be a forum for military, industry and academia to discuss and plan how to achieve persistent engagement, presence and innovation. It is the opportunity to devise a new strategy to build resilience and defend networks.
AFCEA International’s TechNet Cyber is one of the pillars of the association’s TechNet brand and encompasses the Defense Department as well as civilian agencies across a broad spectrum of mission sets.
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Prepare to be Aware
Conferences present opportunities for America's adversaries to target U.S. government employees, academia, defense industry and other personnel to collect our critical information. Be a hard target! Use good OPSEC practices to protect yourself and your organization's mission.
- Be aware of your surroundings when discussing sensitive unclassified critical information during the conference and after hours, in common/public areas (e.g. social gatherings, networking mixers, etc.).
- Be suspicious of strangers. Even though they sound like they belong at the conference, don't assume they are there for the same purpose as you.
- Use caution when sharing information with someone you don't know. Ask others to confirm a person's identity before sharing critical information about your organization's past, ongoing or future operations/activities/events. Protect your personal information, such as your room number and daily schedule. Don't give out your business cards freely, particularly when outside the United States. Remember, phishing is still the #1 adversary threat vector into your personal and government computers/devices/networks.
- If you use a laptop or other portable electronic device (personal or government-owned), use it cautiously. Disable the Bluetooth and WLAN/Wi-Fi connections when not in use, and if you use this type of connectivity, understand that you may expose personal and work-related critical information to an adversary. Be especially cautious when using unencrypted/unsecure WLAN/Wi-Fi hotspots.
BE SMART! BE SAFE! PRACTICE GOOD OPSEC!