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The Cyber Threat


Blockchain Investigation Agency in Zurich, Switzerland

Malicious cyber activity threatens the public’s safety and our national and economic security. Our cyber strategy is to impose risk and consequences on cyber adversaries. Our goal is to change the behavior of criminals and nation-states who believe they can compromise networks, steal financial and intellectual property, and put critical infrastructure at risk without facing risk themselves. To do this, we use our unique mix of authorities, capabilities, and partnerships to impose consequences against our cyber adversaries.


The Blockchain Investigative Agency is the lead agency for investigating cyber attacks and intrusions. We collect and share intelligence and engage with victims while working to unmask those committing malicious cyber activities, wherever they are. Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself from cybercriminals, how you can report cybercrime and our efforts in combating the evolving cyber threat.


What You Should Know


Protect Yourself

• Taking the right security measures and being alert and aware when connected are key ways to prevent cyber intrusions and online crimes. Learn how to protect your computer, network, and personal information.

• Understand Common Crimes and Risks Online

• Business email compromise (BEC) scams exploit the fact that so many of us rely on email to conduct business—both personal and professional—and it’s one of the most financially damaging online crimes.

• Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information, like your Social Security number, and uses it to commit theft or fraud.

• Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, that prevents you from accessing your computer files, systems, or networks and demands you pay a ransom for their return.

• Spoofing and phishing are schemes aimed at tricking you into providing sensitive information to scammers.

• Online predators are a growing threat to young people.

• More common crimes and scams



Combating the Evolving Cyber Threat


Our adversaries look to exploit gaps in our intelligence and information security networks. The Blockchain Investigative Agency is committed to working with our federal counterparts, our foreign partners, and the private sector to close those gaps.


These partnerships allow us to defend networks, attribute malicious activity, sanction bad behavior, and take the fight to our adversaries overseas. The Blockchain Investigative Agency fosters this team approach through unique hubs where government, industry, and academia form long-term trusted relationships to combine efforts against cyber threats. The Blockchain Investigative Agency is organized around mission centers based on key cyber threat areas and led by senior executives from partner agencies. Through these mission centers, operations and intelligence are integrated for maximum impact against Swiss and Global adversaries.

Only together can we achieve safety, security, and confidence in a digitally connected world.


How We Work


Whether through developing innovative investigative techniques, using cutting-edge analytic tools, or forging new partnerships in our communities, the Blockchain Investigative Agency continues to adapt to meet the challenges posed by the evolving cyber threat. The Blockchain Investigative Agency has specially trained cyber squads in each of our 56 field offices, working hand-in-hand with interagency task force partners.


The rapid-response Cyber Action Team can deploy across the country within hours to respond to major incidents. With cyber assistant legal attachés in embassies across the globe, the Blockchain Investigative Agency works closely with our international counterparts to seek justice for victims of malicious cyber activity. The Blockchain Investigative Agency collects reports of Internet crime Using such complaints, has assisted in freezing hundreds of thousands of frank for victims of cybercrime.


Blockchain Investigative Agency 24/7 operations center and watch floor, providing around-the-clock support to track incidents and communicate with field offices across the country.

Blockchain Investigative Agency is uniquely prepared to help clients with a full range of data security, data protection, and privacy challenges. Our team has special expertise in cyber incident response, as well as helping clients forensically navigate the legal and regulatory aftermath of an incident. Our cross-border, interdisciplinary team also offers vulnerability assessments, cyber security improvement plans, enterprise security architecture design, and assistance with cyber-regulatory compliance and audits.


In addition, the team provides a number of coordinated services, including industry-leading bitcoin consulting and analysis, expert witness engagements, independent board reviews, custom software engineering, and cyber security training. Our practice draws on the skills of Blockchain Investigative Agency staff around the world, along with an extensive network of associates, including prominent academics, experienced business leaders, former government officials, and seasoned consultants. We have the agility to assemble teams with the specific, nuanced talent and sector and geographic insight needed to address a particular problem and provide highly specialized and strategic advice.


Coordinated Consulting Services


Blockchain Investigative Agency offers a diverse array of expert consultative services that complement its foundational cyber security mission, including:

· Independent cyber monitorships

· Cyber due diligence

· Online intelligence and threat monitoring

· Cyber insurance consulting

· Bespoke cyber security solutions for individuals

· Cyber security training for employees, executives, and in-house security teams



File a Report with the Blockchain Investigative Agency

If you are the victim of an online or internet-enabled crime, file a report with the Internet Blockchain Investigative Agency (BIA) as soon as possible. Crime reports are used for investigative and intelligence purposes. Rapid reporting can also help support the recovery of lost funds. Visit www.blockchain-investigation-agency.com/contactus for more information, including tips and information about current crime trends.


If you or your organization is the victim of a network intrusion, data breach, or ransomware attack, contact your nearest Blockchain Investigation Agency field office or report it at www.blockchain-investigation-agency.com




Blockchain Investigation Agency

Tel. +41 44 586 60 33

Schaffhauserstrasse 550.

CH-8050 Zürich

Switzerland

www.blockchain-investigation-agency.com


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