October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October 2, 2018
Carson City, NV – Today, the Nevada Attorney General’s Technological Crime Advisory Board, in partnership with BRAINTRUST Marketing & Communications, unveiled a series of videos to raise awareness about technological crimes occurring around the State. The four video series aims to educate the public, local businesses, and associations representing such businesses about phishing scams, password protection, card skimming and counterfeit currency. Brochures are also being made available in English and Spanish explaining how card skimmers are used to capture personally identifying information and how Nevadans can be vigilant to avoid falling victim to skimmers.
The Attorney General’s Technological Crime Advisory Board is comprised of appointed representatives of the Nevada Executive and Legislative branches, state, local and federal law enforcement agencies, private industry and Nevada’s educational institutions. The Board works to coordinate training and education on the prevention and detection of technological crimes, to assist the Department of Information Technology in securing government information systems against intrusion, and to recommend changes to Nevada laws responding to technological change and law enforcement requirements.
“Cybercrime can affect individuals, businesses and communities,” said Laxalt. “As criminals operate online with increasing sophistication and frequency, we must all be vigilant and stay one step ahead. I’m proud of the efforts of my Technological Crime Advisory Board for bringing much needed awareness and education to our communities.”
Avoiding Phishing Scams with Senior Deputy Attorney General Laura Tucker
Creating Secure Passwords with Information Security Officer Alan Cunningham
Avoiding Card Skimming with LVMPD Detective Jefferson Grace
Spotting Counterfeiting Currency with Secret Service Agent Jacob Cinco
In addition to the videos, members of the Attorney General’s Technological Crime Advisory Board will commemorate October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month by providing Nevada’s seniors with a series of opportunities to hear about how they can protect themselves online through outreach events during the month of October. The schedule of events is as follows:
• October 1, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. - Cora Coleman Senior Center
• October 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. - Pahrump Valley Senior Citizens Center
• October 9, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. - Sparks Senior Center
• October 10, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. - Churchill County Senior Center
• October 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. - Washoe County Senior Citizens Center
• October 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m - Cold Springs Community Center
• October 23, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. - West Flamingo Senior Center
• October 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m - Mineral County Care Center
• October 30, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.- Elko Senior Citizens Center, Inc.
Last October, the Attorney General’s Technological Crime Advisory Board commemorated Cybersecurity Awareness Month by presenting to local business chambers and providing them with a cybersecurity toolkit. The presentations focused on avoiding social engineering scams, tips to be cyber secure at work, and how to create a cybersecurity check list for employees.
For more information on technological crimes and internet safety, visit the Technological Crime tab of our website here.