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PREVENTION AND RECOVERY THIS NATIONAL CYBER
SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH
OCT 18, 2016 6:10AM

General Online Safety


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CONNECT.

By Michael Kaiser, Executive Director


Week 3 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is all about

National Cyber
Security Awareness
Month

recognizing and combating cybercrime. As our world becomes more


technologically advanced and people use the internet for more and more
things, online crime becomes more prevalent and the range of crimes

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becomes more diverse.

Malware, Botnets and


Ransomware

Although we typically talk about things like phishing and tech support scams, ransomware, identity theft and fraud and corporate data
breaches when we think about cybercrime, there are online

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implications of a variety of other crimes. Bullying and

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the online world and vice versa, and the impacts can be

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Microsoft, 39 percent of online teens reported having

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harassment, for example, can cross from the of ine world to


severe. According to a 2016 NCSA survey cosponsored by
experienced mean or cruel treatment online or when using
apps in the past year; respondents messages were mainly
about something they said or did (52%), their appearance
(45%), something they did not say or do (33%), their sexual
orientation (27%), their gender (25%) or their race or

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ethnicity (24%)[1]. Many teens also reported being very


concerned about having someone post untrue things about
them online (35%), receiving unwanted communications

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that make them uncomfortable (32%), being pressured to

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being harassed or bullied for a sustained period (29%), being approached by people they dont know online (25%) and being called

participate in harassing or bullying someone else (32%),

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offensive names (25%).

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Additionally, crimes like stalking, domestic abuse and exploitation can take shape in the of ine world and be ampli ed online through

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social media, email and other platforms, including sending harrasing posts and relentless text messages, tracking victims whereabouts
and trying to harm victims reputations. Making unwanted telephone calls, leaving unwanted text or voice messages and spying on

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victims with listening devices, cameras or GPS devices were among the most commonly reported stalker tactics by both female and

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male victims of stalking in a national study.[2]

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Identity theft and nancial loss still rank high in consumers concerns as well. In a 2016 survey of teens and parents of teens, preventing
identity theft was the top online safety topic both groups reported wanting to know more about; additionally, unauthorized account
access was teens top online safety concern, with 47 percent reporting they were very concerned about someone accessing their
accounts without their permission.

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Its important for everyone to be aware of all types of cybercrime and for victims to know where to go to report their crimes and for
help. Here are some helpful resources to check out:

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AT&T Consumer Blog

National Center for Victims of Crime


National Crime Prevention Center
IdentityTheft.gov

avast! blog

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Bloomberg
Government:
Cybersecurity

Stalking Resource Center (A Program of the National Center for Victims of Crime)

Cisco Security Blog


Cloudbric Blog

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)


StaySafeOnline.org: Cyberbullying and Harassment
StaySafeOnline.org: Identity Theft and Fraud
StopCyberbullying.org
U.S. Department of Justice Of ce for Victims of Crime

Cloudwards.net

You can help the authorities ght cybercrime by reporting any incidents to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center, the ITRC,the

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Federal Trade Commissionand/or your local law enforcement or state attorney general as appropriate.

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Learn more about cybercrime prevention and recovery with this infographic. Download and share it on social media using the hashtag

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We have many exciting things coming up this week, and we hope youll join us! On Wednesday, Oct. 19, the City and County of Los

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Angeles are hosting a NCSAM Week 3 keystone event; panel discussions will address recognizing and combating cybercrime as a

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participate online and in the community:

#CyberAware! You can also check out our video overview of Week 3 here.

community and cybersecurity for small businesses. Learn more and register for the event here. Here are a few additional easy ways to

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Get involved on social media. Use the #CyberAware hashtag in your posts, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and download
our sample social media content to share before and during the month.

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Technology: Lohrmann
on Cybersecurity &
Infrastructure

Become a NCSAM Champion. Register yourself and/or your organization as a Champion to take action in support of NCSAM

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join!

and receive materials you can use to spread the word. Its easy and free to sign up.
Join our #ChatSTC Twitter chat. Each week, @STOPTHNKCONNECT will host a discussion on a different online safety topic.
This Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. EDT/noon PDT, well discuss how you can recognize and combat cybercrime. Use #ChatSTC to

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For more information on NCSAM and how you can get involved, visit our NCSAM web portal and check out DHS STOP. THINK.

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[1] Research Findings Keeping Up With Generation App: NCSA Parent/Teen Online Safety Survey (https://staysafeonline.org/stay-

NSTIC Notes

safe-online/resources/research- ndings-keeping-up-with-generation-app-ncsa-parent-teen-online-safety-study)

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[2] Stalking Resource Center Stalking Fact Sheet (http://www.victimsofcrime.org/docs/default-source/src/stalking-fact-sheet2015_eng.pdf?sfvrsn=2)

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