Sunday, May 5, 2013
It's not that I don't want to, it's that I can't
They also made it clear that now that we are federal employees with security clearances, when we break the rules (ie. install software), it is not just that you lose your job. You go to jail. Heavy stuff. And just to make sure you are following the rules, your PC and all attached items are scanned at least every three hours, if not more often. Anything found that is outside of the standards is immediately removed from the network and your account suspended. They are not playing around here. And that covers anything down to a thumb drive - not allowed unless it is a government issued IronKey with remote self destruct hardware - you actually hear it pop when it blows its self up. We expected to see smoke, but there was none, just the noise. And the best part, if we see people using their own non-IronKeys, we are suppose to remove them and snap them in half in front of them to prove they are destroyed, just in case they moved any sensitive information on to them.
As this weekend wraps up, we go into a long couple of weeks. Next week starting Monday we have a 5 day leadership class, then a 2 day class all weekend on document writing, then another 5 days of tool training during the second week. That weekend we travel to DC. The following Monday we are spending at headquarters and then going via train to New York. 4 days in New York and then home for Memorial Day Weekend. A couple days of time home and then back at.