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As the world becomes more digitally transformed, criminals have adapted by exploiting weaknesses in online systems, networks and infrastructure. This is resulting in a growing number of cyberthreats such as phishing, ransomware and data breaches with significant economic and social impacts on governments, businesses and individuals around the globe. These cybercriminals often operate internationally and are able to hide their tracks through technology, meaning they can attack anywhere in the world within seconds.

The repercussions of these attacks can last for years as stolen information resurfaces in the dark corners of the internet, and erode public trust and confidence in our institutions. These incidents also lead to costly consequences such as lost time, services, opportunities and reputation. They can also impede the ability of emergency response agencies to deliver timely assistance when they are needed.

HSI professionals work tirelessly to combat these threats and foster a secure digital environment. They have a variety of resources at their disposal to do this, including the state-of-the-art Cyber Crimes Center (C3), which delivers computer-based technical support for investigations and training to law enforcement agencies.

While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to fighting cybercrime, the best way to stay safe is by being smart online. That means updating your devices regularly, reading reviews for software and apps before downloading them and installing a trusted cybersecurity suite. It is also important to think twice before granting access to your personal data to anyone online.