Jun 5, 2019
Retired agent Scott Augenbaum served in the FBI for nearly 30 years, six as a support employee and 24 as a special agent. His first agent assignment was the Syracuse Division where he became the “cyber guy” working, almost exclusively, computer crime cases. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Scott reviews several cybercrime cases, and provides several cyber security tips that he learned during his FBI career that will, hopefully, protect you from cybercriminals stealing your stuff.
During his FBI career, Scott Augenbaum was promoted to the Cyber
Division, Cyber Crime Fraud Unit, at FBI headquarters and was
responsible for managing the FBI’s Cyber Task Force Program, and
Intellectual Property Rights Program. He was later transferred to
the Memphis Division, where he helped launch the FBI’s first local
Computer Intrusion/Counterintelligence squad. During the last ten
years of Scott Augenbaum’s FBI career, he provided more than one
thousand cybercrime threat briefings to corporations and other
public groups to educate the community on emerging computer
intrusion threats and how to avoid becoming the victim of a data
After retiring from the Bureau, Scott launched Hero Publishing, a company devoted to educating the public about the dangers of cybercrimes and published The Secret to Cybersecurity: A Simple Plan to Protect Your Family and Business from Cybercrime. You can learn more about Scott Augenbaum by visiting his website scottaugenbaum,com.
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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction about greed and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Her novels—Pay To Play and Greedy Givers—inspired by actual true crime FBI cases, feature temptation, corruption, and redemption, and are available on Amazon.