SAFEGUARDING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION
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In this lesson you will learn to identify computer-based classified information and the special
requirements for its storage, handling, and disposal.
TECHNICAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Identify computer-based classified information, implement procedures for marking
classified storage media, implement procedures for disposing of computer-based
classified information, property destroy classified storage media, and properly
safeguard classified computer-based information.
You will be given narrative information and extracts from AR 380-5 and AR 380-19.
You will be able to recognize classified computer-based information and develop
an effective security program to ensure that such material is properly protected in
accordance with AR 380-5 and AR 380-19.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
Part A: Safeguarding Classified Information
We have discussed procedures for protecting computer storage media from loss and damage. Now
we will discuss procedures for safeguarding classified information processed by computers.
Anybody who has a security clearance should be fully aware of the procedures for safeguarding
classified information. It should be pretty obvious that classified information stored on a floppy disk
is going to require the same protection. However, a common problem in computer security is that
many computer users have the mistaken idea that computer-based classified information is somehow
not as classified as paper-based classified information.