October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which the Department of Homeland Security (dhs.gov) says is “a yearly campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security.”
Dr. Matthew Hale, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at UNO, says long before the huge Equifax breach there was plenty of reason to be concerned about identity theft. He describes identity theft and credit card fraud as “active areas of cyber crime” and “a massive industry”
“It’s surprising how cheap you can actually get people’s information on the black market. It turns out there’s roughly about 16 billion dollars in identify theft and fraud; this was just last year. And it typically affects about 15.4 million Americans – I think that was the
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The Rotary Club of Thrissur Central will organise an awareness programme for school teachers on cyber crimes. The programme is aimed at imparting knowledge about the hidden dangers of the cyber world to students through teachers. It will be held at Rotary Hall, Chembukkavu, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on October 14. High school and higher secondary school teachers can participate in the programme, which will be inaugurated by Education Minister C. Raveendranath. For details, contact: 7356111124, 9746127686.
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The impact of fraud and victimization through technology as a target and technology used as a tool now totals in the billions of dollars annually in Canada. The destruction is only expected to expand through the ‘Internet of Things‘ — devices connected via the Internet that collect and exchange information with one another and with us.
During October, police services and subject matter experts from across the country want to safeguard all Canadians from becoming victims of online and digital crimes. The OPP 2017 Cyber Security Awareness Month public, media and social media campaign will focus on four broader themes, including:
- Identity theft
- Two-factor Authentication and digital citizenship (Online Child Safety)
- Online shopping and Safe Trade Zones
- OPP Cyber Crime Investigations Team
The OPP is spreading the word among its own 9,200 employees to de-mystify threats, enhance education and awareness, and to ensure OPP information systems remain
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Source: The Sangai Express
Thoubal, September 18 2017:
Social Empowerment Organisation, Khekman in association with Cyber Crime PS and district police organised an awareness programme on cyber crime at Khekman Zilla Keithel community hall, Thoubal district yesterday .
Cyber crime PS led by in-charge Mohit Garg (IPS) presented an audio visual presentation on e-Swachhta Abhiyan for Students (EhSAS) and other aspects of cyber crime during the awareness programme .
Speaking at the event, SP, Thoubal K Meghachandra stressed on misuse of phones and other social networking sites.
He urged all the parents and guardians to take utmost care of the youht’s obsession in phones and internet .
SP, Thoubal K Meghachandra Singh, Associate Professor of Thoubal College Dr W Indrajit, OC, Thoubal Inspector B Rishikesh Sharma and OC, Commando, Thoubal N Sadananda attended the programme as dignitaries.
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Lincolnshire Police Cyber Crime Unit is urging people to stay vigilant when online and on the phone, in a crackdown on fraud.
As pupils return to school and the autumn arrives, criminals see it as a perfect time to strike, knowing that many people will be in a rush at certain times of the day.
To fight the fraudsters, the police are launching a ‘back to school on cyber fraud’ awareness campaign.
Lincolnshire residents reported 2,120 fraud offences between October 2016 and March 2017, with a resulting loss of £3.3m.
Fifty six per cent of complaints were reported by individuals and not by companies, showing that these offences can affect anyone at any time.
These fraud offences included losses of £367,000 where fraudsters abused a position of trust and losses of £308,000 by dating scams.
Detective Inspector Joanna Reeves, Head of Cyber Crime Unit, said: “The Lincolnshire figures demonstrate that this offence
Read more at: http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/crime/lincolnshire-police-launch-cyber-crime-awareness-campaign-after-fraud-costs-county-3-3-million-1-8135310