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Cybersecurity: The protection of internet-connected computers, mobile devices and data from cyberthreats.
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It’s estimated that by 2025, cybercrime will cost the world economy $10.5 trillion and be equivalent to the third largest economy in the world after the United States and China (ISO.org). Cyberattacks, email phishing scams, identity theft and online attacks are everchanging and ever increasing so being cyber aware is more important than ever. It seems that every day a major cybersecurity breach is in the news. Cybercriminals don’t just target organizations and big businesses, they target our community as well.
Millions of Americans of all ages are scammed through phone scams, online shopping fraud, email phishing, job scams, social media scams, and more. According to Help Net Security, $39.5 billion was lost to phone scams alone. The Federal Trade Commission reports that younger adults are most likely to fall victim to investment, shopping and job scams and that people aged 18-59 are 34% more likely than older adults to report losing money to fraud.
The City of Bothell is dedicated to fostering a cyber safe community through increased cybersecurity awareness. On this site, you will find updated cybersecurity tips and news on our IT blog. Below is also a list of additional resources related to cybersecurity education and reporting cybersecurity crime.
- File a cybercrime complaint through FBI Crime Complaints
- Provide a tip to the FBI internet based fraud division or contact your nearest FBI office.
- Report identity theft to the Identity Theft Resource Center.
- Help spread the word by passing on what you know to the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Advice Center
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