#BizSchemeSOS with NASS – Twitter Chat Recap

Thank you to all of those who participated in the #BizSchemeSOS Twitter Chat co-hosted by Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) and the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) on September 2, 2021. 

With a potential reach of more than 942K, over 1.5K organic engagements, and almost 300 hashtag mentions, #BizSchemeSOS was an insightful conversation highlighting tips and resources on how businesses can protect themselves from online schemes.

Here are some of our favorite answers from the Twitter chat:

Q1: Protecting businesses from threats starts with assessing risks. What are some important risk factors businesses should keep in mind? #BizSchemeSOS

Q2: What red flags should businesses keep an eye out for online? #BizSchemeSOS

Q3: Small businesses impacted by business email compromise (BEC) schemes reported $1.8B in total losses to the FBI/IC3 in 2020. How can #BEC be prevented in small businesses? #BizSchemeSOS

Amy Hogan-Burney is the General Manager of the Digital Crimes Unit/Associate General Counsel at Microsoft.

Q4: If a business finds themselves impacted by a business scheme, who should they contact to report the incident? (Hint: Your Secretary of State is one 😉) #BizSchemeSOS

Q5: After a business scheme strikes, it can be difficult for small businesses to recover. If your small business has been affected, visit FightCybercrime.org for recovery steps. What recovery tips do you have for small businesses? #BizSchemeSOS

Thanks again to all of the organizations and individuals who contributed to a lively Twitter Chat full of tips and resources to help businesses protect themselves from online schemes. Follow @CyberSupportNet on Twitter and subscribe to the CSN newsletter to stay in the loop for future Twitter chats.