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Cyber Security Awareness

 

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  Although only 1 month is recognized as such, good cybersecurity practices should be incorporated all year round. For more information on how to do that visit news & tips and: https://www.staysafeonline.org and visit Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information for Online Security: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/online-security

 

You can visit our latest news and events from this link.  https://www.ohlonecs.com/cyber-news

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information for Online Security: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/online-security

How do I keep up to date?  Stay Aware, follow these blogs and podcasts:

  • Securityweekly.com

  • krebsonSecurity.com

  • BleepingComputer.com

  • engadget.com

WHAT IS PHISHING?

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing

Anti Phishing Software:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-phishing_software

 

WHAT IS RANSOMWARE?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim's data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware

 

Incidents of Ransomware on the Rise: Protect Yourself and Your Organization

https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/incidents-of-ransomware-on-the-rise

 

Building a Digital Defense Against Ransomware at Home

https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/portland/news/press-releases/fbi-tech-tuesday-building-a-digital-defense-against-ransomware-at-home

 

Hi-Tech Organized Crime Unit Targets Online Drug Traffickers

https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/ftw-podcast-htocu-082318.mp3/view

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Online Security Information

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0346-tech-support-scams

Free Cyber Security Training Course

https://www.cybrary.it/

Free Cyber Security eBooks

https://www.oreilly.com/security/free/

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