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Wing prepares for upcoming command cyber readiness inspection in May

This May, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida will be undergoing a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection. This inspection is graded on a national standard and bases across the United States are affected by it. The outcome will determine if the base is in compliance and if it will remain connected to the Global Information Grid. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Shandresha Mitchell/Released)

The 45th Space Wing will undergo an information technology and security inspection, known as the Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI), beginning the week of May 23, 2016. Each person’s vigilance about cyber security is critical to mission success and keeping the 45th Space Wing the World’s Premier Gateway to Space. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Shandresha Mitchell/Released)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The 45th Space Wing will undergo an information technology and security inspection, known as the Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI), beginning the week of May 23, 2016. 

Each person's vigilance about cyber security is critical to mission success and keeping the 45th Space Wing the World's Premier Gateway to Space.

Inspectors will evaluate every aspect of the network, including equipment vulnerabilities, adherence to security policy and practices, and the overall cyber culture of wing and tenant unit personnel. 

The 45th Space Communications Squadron is hard at work to ensure success across Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS, not only for the inspection, but also for daily and mission launch operations.

While the 45th SCS has special responsibilities, it is important that everyone understands that protecting the network is a team effort. Everyone on base, regardless of rank or position, plays an important role in securing the network. Members must remember to encrypt emails to protect For Official Use Only or Personally Identifiable Information; maintain physical security of Common Access Cards; and remain vigilant about phishing and spamming emails, which could allow harmful malware into the network. 

All personnel should know the names of their Unit Security Manager and Information Assurance Officer and how to contact them; and report security incidents or suspected malware attacks to them immediately.