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 was awarded a $1.6M cooperative agreement with the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to advance nationwide cyber incident reporting and information sharing structures with State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) entities. CSN partnered with the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and Mississippi State University’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) to pilot cyber incident reporting, data analysis, and information sharing processes and structures. The Cooperative Agreement also explored the feasibility of a national-level program to assist SLTTs and their constituents with cyber incident reporting, recovery, and recurrence prevention.
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, CSN will increase security adoption by pairing volunteers with those in need of improved security on accounts and devices.