Original release date: September 5, 2019
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on their Think Before You Post campaign, designed to educate students on the use of social media and how to avoid making poor choices when posting, texting, or emailing thoughts or grievances that could lead to disruptive behavior, including threats. The FBI article stresses that this type of online behavior could result in serious consequences to the individual as well as the community.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to review the FBI article for information about the Think Before You Post campaign. CISA also recommends users review the CISA Tip Identifying Hoaxes and Urban Legends for information on the potential dangers of viral emails. CISA encourages users to report suspicious activity to their local FBI field office and to FBI CyWatch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Original release date: September 4, 2019
The United Kingdom (UK) National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a report detailing cyber incident trends in the UK from October 2018 to April 2019. The report provides technical guidance on how to defend against, and recover from, the following cyber threats: ransomware, phishing, vulnerability scanning, and attacks targeting supply chain and Office 365 cloud services.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages administrators to review the NCSC report and the following CISA resources for more information on improving cybersecurity posture:
- Ransomware page
- Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
- Securing Network Infrastructure Devices
- APTs Targeting IT Service Provider Customers
- Microsoft Office 365 Security Observations