Citizens Crime Commission of New York City


A non-partisan non-profit organization working to make criminal justice
and public safety policies and practices more effective through innovation,
research, and education.

INITIATIVE: Cybercrime Prevention
Cybercrime Prevention Framework




Cybercrime Prevention Framework
FBI / Crime Commission Alliance on Cybercrime
Through an alliance with the FBI, the Crime Commission is working to produce resources for businesses and individuals about cybercrime, including helpful tips on how to secure your home or company network, report an attack and keep yourself safe on the Internet.

» What is Cybercrime?
» How to Protect Yourself from Ransomware
» How to Protect Your Organization from Cybercrime



Secure Our Smartphones (S.O.S.) Initiative
In 2013, the Crime Commission became a founding member of the Secure Our Smartphones Initiative, a coalition organized by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón to urge the smartphone industry to protect the safety of consumers.
» read more about Secure Our Smartphones (S.O.S.)
Training Programs
The Crime Commission developed several innovative programs to build the capacity of individuals to protect themselves against increasing threats to information security, including a program for incoming freshman at Fordham University, and an educational curriculum for the New York City Department of Education's Software Engineering Pilot Program.
Informational Resources
The Crime Commission provides informational web-based resources to educate the public on various cybercrime topics:

» How Human Behavior and Decision Making Expose Users to Phishing Attacks (read)
» What can you do to protect your small business from cyber-attacks? (coming soon)



Education Campaign
The Crime Commission is developing a community awareness campaign designed to motivate and empower individuals with the knowledge and tools necessary to engage more actively in reducing cyber risks to themselves, their families, and their employers.
Research
To generate knowledge on pressing cyber issues and to be able to prescribe adequate solutions, the Crime Commission is researching a variety of pressing questions such as: What challenges and opportunities does the Internet of Things create for individuals, public and private enterprises? Can we use artificial intelligence to predict cybercrime in order to facilitate a real-time cyber defense?




Cybercrime Pages
» Overview
» What is Cybercrime?
» How to Protect Yourself from Ransomware
» How to Protect Your Organization from Cybercrime
» Secure Our Smartphones (S.O.S.)
» Predictive Prevention Lab

Media & Resources
» see Media related to this Initiative
» New Report! How Human Behavior and Decision
Making Expose Users to Phishing Attacks


WHERE TO REPORT CYBERCRIME?
Visit the Internet Crime Complaint Center

ARE YOU A VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT?
Learn: What is Identity Theft?


Act: How to File a Complaint with the FTC?


Prevent: How to Keep Your Information Safe?

DID YOU KNOW?
80-94% = Percentage of recent breaches that could have been avoided through improvements in behavior and processes rather than changes in technology [CNN]
22.8 Million = Number of personal records of New Yorkers exposed between 2006-2013 due to data security breaches [NYS Attorney General]
$2.1 Trillion = Projected number of dollars cybercrime will cost businesses by 2019 [Security Magazine]
60% = Percentage of all targeted cyber attacks that hit small-and-medium sized organizations in 2014 [Symantec]
97% = Percentage of people across the globe who have a hard time correctly identifying phishing emails [McAfee]
80% = Percentage of data loss caused by insiders [Oracle]
>70% = Percentage of hacking attacks that exploited known vulnerabilities with available patches, and thus could have been prevented [Verizon]

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