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Cybercriminals exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and are developing capabilities to disrupt, destroy, or threaten the delivery of essential services. Defending against these attacks is critical to keeping businesses and citizens safe. By preventing attacks or mitigating the spread of an attack as quickly as possible, cybercriminals lose their power. Any cyber-attack, no matter how small, threatens our national security and must be identified, managed, and shut down.

From social engineering threats to ransomware, money is one of the main targets for cybercriminals. Cyber-attacks may include access to many data types, from credit card information and contact information to IP addresses, usernames, and passwords. Another aim of many cybercriminals is corporate espionage: stealing information, data, or ideas.

The U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland, is committed to fighting cybercrime. Assistant United States Attorneys from the National Security – Cybersecurity Division work closely with other government and law enforcement partners to address emerging challenges in cyberspace. The partners include, but are not limited to, talented and dedicated cyber subject matter experts of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and other law enforcement partners.

For more cybersecurity resources and outreach initiatives, please contact our office for assistance.

Cybersecurity Resources

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Updated October 31, 2023