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The US-CERT Current Activity web page is a regularly updated summary of the most frequent, high-impact types of security incidents currently being reported to the US-CERT.

FTC Releases Alert with Cybersecurity Resources for Non-Profits and Small Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert with new cybersecurity resources for non-profits and small businesses. These resources, which cover topics such as ransomware, phishing, and email authentication, aim to help organizations protect their network and information.

NCCIC encourages non-profits and small businesses to review FTC's Cybersecurity Resources for Non-Profits article, FTC's Cybersecurity for Small Business web page, and NCCIC's Resources for Small and Midsize Businesses web page for more information.

DHS Webinar: Communicating Cyber Risk to Agency Decision Makers and Mission Owners

DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications Assistant Secretary Jeanette Manfra is hosting a webinar on communicating cybersecurity risk issues to federal department and agency executives and mission owners on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 12-1 p.m. ET.
 
NCCIC encourages users and administrators to attend the one-hour webinar. For more information, and to register, visit the Communicating Cyber Risk to Agency Decision Makers and Mission Owners webinar page.

Cisco Releases Security Updates

Cisco has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Cisco Webex Productivity Tools and the Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Cisco Security Advisory and apply the necessary updates.

Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox

Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisories for Firefox 63 and Firefox ESR 60.3 and apply the necessary updates.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. Building resilience in critical infrastructure is crucial to national security. The essential infrastructure systems that support our daily lives—such as electricity, financial institutions, and transportation—must be protected from cyber threats.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the following:

FTC Promotes International Charity Fraud Awareness Week

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement promoting the first International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW). FTC, the National Association of State Charities Officials, and state and international partners coordinated this effort to raise awareness about donating wisely to charities. ICFAW will feature resources and tips on various topics—including giving after natural disasters, telemarketing solicitations, privacy, and online giving—hosted on FTC’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

NCCIC encourages consumers to review FTC’s announcement and the following resources for more information:

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