National Cyber Security Awareness Month


October 7, 2011

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

As the cyber environment continues to accelerate, so does the threat from cyber-based crime, terrorism, and espionage.


Audio Transcript

Mollie Halpern: The number of Americans using the Internet has grown from 16 million in 1995 to more than two billion this month. As the cyber environment continues to accelerate, so does the threat from cyber-based crime, terrorism, and espionage.

Gordon Snow: The threat that comes from cyber is just really prolific.

Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and this is FBI, This Week. Cyber security is one of the FBI’s top priorities. The Bureau leads the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, which includes members from 20 law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Cyber squads are also stationed in each of our 56 field offices across the United States. And agents are embedded in five police agencies around the world to assist with cyber investigations. Assistant Director Gordon Snow of the Cyber Division…

Snow: It just makes it a very powerful bond, and it allows this global threat to be attacked by a global partnership.

Halpern: This October, the FBI is observing National Cyber Security Awareness Month. To learn how to stay safe online, visit www.fbi.gov.

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