To Protect Cyberspace
Last week, our new top cyber exec Shawn Henry shared his analysis of the cyber threat with reporters—how it’s growing in sophistication, from two dozen nations taking an “aggressive interest” in stealing our secrets to new virtual gangs pooling their talents to launch coordinated attacks and crimes.
He also spoke of the partnerships that are emerging—often globally—to turn back the rising tide of cyber crime. One of our partners is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which has declared October its fifth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month to help “educate the public on the shared responsibility of protecting cyberspace.”
A shared responsibility, indeed. And not just between the FBI and DHS and our many other government and law enforcement partners. But also with you…as one of the billions on the planet who’ve made cyberspace as a regular part of your life.
You can make a difference—and help protect your own systems at home and at the office—by taking these basic steps:
Also, take time to visit the FBI’s cyber webpage to learn more about how our cyber action teams, computer crimes task forces, Innocent Images program, and Internet Crime Complaint Center are playing vital roles in protecting cyberspace.
And visit the Department of Homeland Security’s webpage to find out more about its cyber operations—including the work of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications; the National Cyber Security Center; the Secret Service’s Electronic Crimes Task Forces; and the Cyber Crime Center of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Through it all, our advice is simple: be crime smart when it comes to the Internet, this month and in the future.