Number of incident reports to the FBI/IC3 in 2020.
Amount of financial losses reported to the FBI/IC3 in 2020.
As a leading voice for cybercrime victims, CSN is dedicated to serving those affected by the ever growing impact of cybercrime before, during, and after. Founded in 2017, CSN connects victims to resources, increases cybercrime and online fraud reporting, and decreases revictimization. Since November 2018, CSN has provided help to over 1M individuals and small businesses via FightCybercrime.org and ScamSpotter.org.
CSN has created FightCybercrime.org as the first nationwide initiative developed to help cybercrime victims through a process of “Recognize, Report, and Recover” after an incident occurs. Through this platform, CSN provides guidance on next steps and how to reach appropriate resources.
CSN and Google’s partnership has led to the creation of ScamSpotter.org – to give consumers practical advice on how to detect and avoid scams. ScamSpotter.org provides tools that empower individuals to defend themselves against scams and fraud to help stop cybercriminals. With the three golden rules, ScamsSpotter.org offers easy-to-follow help to prevent cybercrime.
CSN has been awarded a $1.6M cooperative agreement with the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to develop a State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) Reporting and Threat Information Sharing Pilot for cyber incidents impacting consumers and SMBs. The cooperative agreement will produce a feasibility study showing the need for a national call center to triage individuals and small businesses impacted by cyber threats. CSN will work with partners to create a standardized reporting structure to capture cyber incidents and share with SLTT and Federal agencies with authority to act on the information.
In September 2020, CISA awarded CSN a $625k two-year cooperative agreement to develop a SLTT National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Cyber Pilot. NIEM is a common vocabulary that helps efficiently facilitate machine-to-machine data exchange between multiple sources. It allows diverse organizations to collaborate and share information and improves upon what current information-sharing standards allow.
Active and former military staff have reported losses from cybercrime of over $420M to the FTC in the past 5 years. CSN, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, and the Bob Woodruff Foundation are providing relevant, shareable tips and resources to highlight threats and promote safe cyber practices for active military, veterans, and their families. Learn more.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumers reported losing over $304M to romance scams in 2020. Funded by the FINRA Foundation, CSN will provide peer support groups to help survivors combat feelings of embarrassment and isolation, while teaching cybercrime awareness and education.
According to Microsoft and Google, two-factor authentication is the most effective way to secure accounts. However, the adoption rate is still low. Sponsored by Trend Micro and powered by Consumer Reports, CSN will increase security adoption by pairing volunteers with those in need of improved security on accounts and devices.
CSN and Trend Micro are teaming up to help secure our communities by providing a free series of webinars aimed at educating individuals and small businesses about cybersecurity issues that are important to them.
With the help of thought leaders from the government, nonprofit, and private sectors, these webinars will help participants recognize dangers, prepare against online threats, and stay up to date on the latest changes in cybersecurity.