FBI Portland
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October 8, 2021

The FBI in Oregon Marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month with #BeCyberAware Campaign

During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, observed each October, the FBI and its partner agencies remind you to do your part and #BeCyberSmart all year long.

Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a government and private sector partnership that raises awareness about cybersecurity and stresses the collective effort required to stop cyber crimes, online thefts, and scams.

As the premier cyber investigative agency, the FBI works to keep you safe online, but there are many simple steps you can take to help protect yourself and your family. If you do become a victim, contact us at the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov) to report online crime.

Each Friday, the FBI in Oregon will mark a different theme of Cybersecurity Awareness Month:

  • October 8, 2021 – The Basics of Cybersecurity
  • October 15, 2021 – ABC’s of Cryptocurrency
  • October 22, 2021 – Ransomware
  • October 29, 2021 – Protecting Your Home & Business

Each week, the FBI will release a series of questions and answers for each topic.

More information is available from the FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.