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Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) – FraudSupport.org

Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) FraudSupport.org website provides a wealth of cybercrime and online fraud informational resources for the public. On this website, detailed support for both small businesses and individuals are provided. Additinally, there are great resources for the following: – Children, teens and young adults (LINK) – Older adults and caregivers (LINK) – Military…

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FTC: Identity Theft Awareness Week: February 1-5, 2021

Federal Trade Commission – The Federal Trade Commission is launching Identity Theft Awareness Week, February 1-5, 2021, with a series of events to highlight steps consumers can take to help reduce their risk of identity theft and recover if identity theft occurs. Identity theft happens when someone steals personal information about you such as your…

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CISA Launches New Ransomware Campaign

Department of Homeland Security – Ransomware is a constantly evolving and increasing threat to both public and private networks. To help defend against and respond to ransomware attacks, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched its Reduce the Risk of Ransomware Campaign. The campaign is a focused and sustained effort designed to raise…

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Data Privacy Day

Sponsored by National Cybersecurity Alliance Tha Annual International Data Privacy Day was established to facilitate discussion and empower citizens and organizations to promote individual privacy. While controlling one’s personal data become difficult as we become more connected, there are actions that can be taken to minimize exposure and regain control of your personal privacy. Here…

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Does Your Health App Protect Your Sensitive Info?

Federal Trade Commission  by Miles Plant – January 13, 2021. New health apps are popping up every day, promising to help you track your health conditions, count your calories, manage your medications, or predict your ovulation. These apps often ask for some of your most sensitive personal information, like your health history, medication list, or…

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Thinking of a Cybersecurity Career? Read This

Last summer, cybersecurity journalist and investigative reporter Brian Krebs wrote in his daily blog about the challenges faced by those breaking into the cybersecurity career field today. Krebs commented that while those that are interested in a cybersecurity career may hold related degrees and certifications, many lack hands-on experience in this area—which is what is…

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ESG and ISSA Research Report: The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2020

The Enterprise Strategy Group and Information Systems Security Association recently released their fourth annual global report entitled “The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2020” that notes that the cybersecurity skills shortage has gotten worse for the fourth straight year and currently impacts 70 percent of organizations. Several key findings of this report include the…

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NCSA – 2020 Winter Cyber Games

The National Cybersecurity Student Association will be hosting 2020 Winter Cyber Games during December 2020 – January 2021 that will include two cybersecurity events: CyberXL and the Secure Coding Challenge. CyberXL includes two cybersecurity challenges offered during December 21st and January 3rd—one challenge each week. To assist participants, a hint will be offered on Wednesday…

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The 2020 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge

SANS recently announced their annual Holiday Hack Challenge which is a free Christmas-themed cybersecurity event. Last year, over 17,000 individuals worldwide participated in this free series of festive cybersecurity challenges for all skill levels. Also, as in the past, the KringleCon 3: French Hens! Conference is also offered during this period. Good Luck!   Read…

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SANS: Cyber Camp for Teens

SANS Institute, an industry leader in cybersecurity education, training and research, recently announce their FREE Cyber Camp for Teens, Dec 29-30th from 7 am – 12pm (Hawaii Time) each day. This event showcases cybersecurity experts that will discuss the latest in IT/cybersecurity delivered to appeal and engage teenagers. Read More and Register

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