Cyber Security and Ransomware: Protecting Your Community


From efforts to steal people’s identities to identify participants in activities, to simple fraud and cyber terrorism, the online space presents unique challenges to the Jewish community.

On June 15, 2021 USCJ presented a webinar with the Secure Community Network (SCN). The webinar provided an overview of the current threat environment, specifically as it relates to online spaces and cyber security; identified common threats, schemes, and efforts directed against the Jewish community, our organizations, and community members, included real-world examples and case studies; and discussed what can be done–at both the organizational and individual level–to protect yourself, your family, your institution, and our community.

PRESENTER Brad Orsini, Senior National Security Advisor, SCN

The recording of the session can be found HERE.

Below are some helpful resources:

Cyber Security Essentials ToolKits
Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency offers references designed to help C-suite and IT teams work towards full implementation of a sound InfoSec program.

Cybersecurity Resources for Small Businesses
The National Cybersecurity Alliance publishes free cybersecurity resources for small businesses as part of their CyberSecure My BusinessTM program.

Policy Templates
SANS Institute has published a catalog of security policy templates to assist organizations in developing their own InfoSec polices.

Cyber Awareness Training
The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency’s Center for the Development of Security Excellence makes its Cybersecurity Awareness and Phishing Awareness training available to the public on-line. Although these provide sound basic cybersecurity training for any organization.

Secure Community Network Resources
SCN has developed a series of quick-reference guides for cybersecurity awareness, including social media awareness, spotting phishing scams, and videoconferencing best practices.

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