Improve your home cyber security with FBI pro tips

Image from the fbi.gov website dealing with protecting citizens from cyber crime.

UPDATE after the broadcast: If you have a cyber crime to report, do so here: IC3.org

If you wish to check on info breaches related to your email, check at haveibeenpwned.com

FBI agents from the Anchorage field office will join us on the next Hometown Alaska to share strategies on improving your home cyber security.

The challenges are many and growing. Working, studying or shopping from home due to COVID-19 restrictions has added risk. Home security cameras, talking personal assistants who will turn on your radio or select your favorite tunes, printers — all can be security risks unless you take correct steps to protect your home network.

Agents will share local stories about computer security breaches that have happened right here in Anchorage and Alaska. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so we’re getting a jump on updating ourselves, including children and elders, on how to stay safe online. Your questions and comments are always welcome. Please join us!

GUEST:

  • Elliott Peterson, Anchorage-based FBI agent in the Cybersecurity Squad
  • Ed Kilgore, supervising FBI agent, Cybersecurity Squad

LINKS

PARTICIPATE:

  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
  • Send e-mail to hometown@alaskapublic.org before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air)
  • Post your comment or question below (comments may be read on air
  • LIVE: Monday, September 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m
  • RE-AIR: Monday, September 14, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
  • PODCAST: at www.alaskapublic.org/hometown for free future public access