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FBI Tech Tuesday on Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Building a Digital Defense against Common Cyber Scams

FBI Tech Tuesday on Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Building a Digital Defense against Common Cyber Scams

Created: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 13:57
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Cyber Security

In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the FBI’s Portland, Oregon field office is offering some important reminders on how to stay safe online. For this week’s publication, it focuses on building a digital defense against some of the most common forms of cyber scams. It discusses two of the most common schemes, those involving ransomware and business email compromise (BEC). It also describes two of the typical vectors for these attacks, specifically spoofing and phishing. For these schemes, the FBI lists a series of means for protecting oneself or an organization, which include remembering that companies generally don’t contact you to ask for your username or password and setting up multi-factor authentication on any account that allows it. Read the publication at the FBI.