New SchoolSafety.gov Provides Cyber Guidance for K-12 Schools

Original release date: February 12, 2020

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse just launched its website: SchoolSafety.gov. This website—a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services—features a fact sheet on Cyber Safety Considerations for K-12 Schools and School Districts. The factsheet provides guidance to educators, administrators, parents, and law enforcement officials on various online threats to students, including cyberbullying, ransomware, and online predation.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to read Cyber Safety Considerations for K-12 Schools and School Districts and to visit SchoolSafety.gov to learn more about all the resources available. Refer to CISA’s Tips on Keeping Children Safe Online and Dealing with Cyberbullies for additional best practices.

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FBI Releases IC3 2019 Internet Crime Report

Original release date: February 12, 2020

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released the 2019 Internet Crime Report, which includes statistics based on data reported by the public through the IC3 website. The top three crimes types reported by victims in 2019 were phishing/vishing/smishing/pharming, non-payment/non-delivery, and extortion. FBI urges users to continue reporting complaints at www.ic3.gov to help law enforcement better combat cybercrime.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to review the FBI press release and CISA’s Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.

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