Cybersecurity

California Business Technology®, Inc (CBT) would like to help grow your businesses to its full potential. One way we can do that is to help educate and protect you from potential online threats. Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. Here are a few resources to help you get started. 

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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

An official website of the United States government that provides resources, news, and operational information about cybersecurity.

The Cyber AB

The Cyber AB is the official accreditation body of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Ecosystem and the sole authorized non-governmental partner of the U.S. Department of Defense in implementing and overseeing the CMMC conformance regime.

ISC2

ISC2 works to create a safe and secure cyber world and is the world’s leading member association for cybersecurity professionals. They strengthens the influence, diversity and vitality of the field through advocacy, expertise and workforce empowerment that accelerates cyber safety and security in an interconnected world. ISC2 serves to educate, empower, embrace and engage in the field of cybersecurity.

IT World Canada

Podcast that gives updates on the latest cyber security threats to businesses, data breach disclosures, and how you can secure your firm in an increasingly risky time.

Actions to Take After a Scam

Here are some steps and resources that might help (CISA):

  1. Report to the FBI: It’s crucial to report a scam. You can file a report with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at ic3.gov.
  2. FTC Complaint: Report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This can help them track and potentially take action against scammers. You can file a complaint at reportfraud.ftc.gov.
  3. Local Resources: While local police departments might not have the resources to handle these types of scams, they still need to be informed. It creates a record of the incident and can help with any further investigations. Additionally, some local departments have specialized cybercrime units.
  4. State Attorney General: Contact the state Attorney General’s office. They often have consumer protection divisions that handle fraud and may be able to offer assistance.
  5. Legal Advice: It may also be beneficial to seek legal advice to explore any other possible actions.
  6. Education and Prevention: Encourage the victim and their family to educate themselves about common scams and how to avoid them in the future. Websites like consumer.ftc.gov have useful resources.

While it can be challenging to recover lost funds, especially with cryptocurrency transactions, these steps can help create a record, support potential future action, and educate the victim to prevent further incidents.

Some useful resources: https://www.learnsecurity.org/copy-of-general-cyber-safety-resources

Cybersecurity Informational Slideshow