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Scott E. Augenbaum

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Head of the Cybercrime Task Force

Local Address: Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw
Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20535
United States

Company Description: The FBI established the Records Management Division in 2002 to update and modernize all of the FBI's records management control systems. The division provides...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • FBI Academy
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The first attack was in retaliation ...
www.decryptedtech.com, 11 Mar 2012 [cached]
The first attack was in retaliation for ignoring security warnings and targeted a single FBI agent, Scott Augenbaum who is the Head of the FBI's Cybercrime task force according to some information that is available at the time of this writing.
FBI Supervisor Special Agent ...
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FBI Supervisor Special Agent Scott Augenbaum told The Associated Press that investigators found a Santa suit at… Continue
3.29.13 Governor Haslam Meets with Leadership
www.selectlawrence.com, 29 Mar 2013 [cached]
Special Agent Scott Augenbaum, the FBI's Cyber Crime Supervisor in the FBI Memphis Division, will address the growing threat of cyber crime. After September 11, 2001, Scott was appointed the Joint Terrorism Task Force Coordinator for the Syracuse Office. In December 2004, he was promoted to a Supervisory Special Agent at FBI headquarters in the Cyber Division. He was assigned to the Cyber Task Force Unit and was responsible for managing the resources of the FBI's 72 Cyber Task Forces throughout the United States. In addition, Scott was responsible for the management oversight of the Internet fraud and intellectual property rights program.
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Special Agent Scott Augenbaum, the FBI's Cyber Crime Supervisor in the FBI Memphis Division, will address the growing threat of cyber crime. After September 11, 2001, Scott was appointed the Joint Terrorism Task Force Coordinator for the Syracuse Office. In December 2004, he was promoted to a Supervisory Special Agent at FBI headquarters in the Cyber Division. He was assigned to the Cyber Task Force Unit and was responsible for managing the resources of the FBI's 72 Cyber Task Forces throughout the United States. In addition, Scott was responsible for the management oversight of the Internet fraud and intellectual property rights program.
Watch Service'>Glankler Brown PLLC ...
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Watch Service'>Glankler Brown PLLC attorneys on Wednesday, Sept. 11, welcomed FBI Supervisory Special Agent Scott E. Augenbaum as the guest speaker for a cyber crime seminar for staff and clients at its East Memphis office.
Augenbaum hopes to spread the word about cyber crime by demonstrating how anyone that has a computer or mobile device, who banks online or has a database that holds sensitive financial information is at risk.
"Right now cyber crime and computer intrusions are the No. 3 priority for FBI, with No. 1 being terrorism and No. 2 being counter intelligence," Augenbaum said. "FBI Director (Robert) Muller has said that he believes cyber crime will be the No. 1 priority for the FBI."
Cyber crimes cost U.S. businesses approximately $100 billion each year, according to a joint study released earlier this year by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and computer-security firm McAfee.
Augenbaum shared stories of dealing with elaborate Russian organized crime syndicates.
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"The most disturbing thing to me is that 95 percent of the time computer crimes could be easily avoided. It all comes down to stolen credentials," said Augenbaum, who has worked for the FBI since 1988 and is now the supervisory special agent working in the Nashville office and heading up the Memphis division's computer intrusion/counter intelligence squad.
Augenbaum became involved in computer crime in 1996, and he recounted anecdotes from the early days of the Internet crime when he chased mostly amateurs and thrill-seeking college students.
By the mid-2000s, he began seeing a large number of computer intrusions originating in the former Soviet Union against mid-level companies in the U.S. They were installing key loggers onto people's computers and getting the username and password for cash accounts.
"They unloaded 11 accounts and were able to withdraw about $50 million, with attempted losses of a quarter of $1 billion," said Augenbaum, who explained how the Russian criminals were protected by "bulletproof hosting" from a Russian Business Network Internet provider in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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"They had a sophisticated infrastructure set up throughout the world, and within one hour 'mules' in 40 countries and at 137 ATMs were able to withdraw $9.7 million from customer accounts," Augenbaum said.
Much of the crime today is perpetrated on social media sites like Facebook, and Augenbaum pointed out that even having a date of birth on your Facebook page can lead to identity theft.
Acquiring a person's passwords can put all sorts of sensitive information at risk, including Social Security information, medical records, valuable intellectual property, credit card numbers and financial records.
The computer program used most by criminals is Adobe Acrobat, with malicious code in program updates and sent as email attachments that potential victims are urged to open immediately.
"Right now, virus writers are writing 60,000 new viruses a day, and intrusion detection systems are only 30 percent effective at best," Augenbaum said.
Steps to reduce the threat level include always using a 10-digit password for all accounts and use a combination of letters, numbers and special characters when possible. Augenbaum also urges people to use different passwords for different accounts and to never under any circumstances click on any links from people you do not know.
"Almost every computer intrusion case that I have seen involving a significant loss of $75,000 and up has involved someone clicking a link that they shouldn't have clicked," Augenbaum said. "In most cases, the chances of us getting back what was taken are almost slim to none (when overseas crime syndicates are involved), and the chances of us putting someone in jail are extremely challenging."
The FBI is seeing increase criminal activity involving mobile devices.
"It's the next big avenue that the cyber criminal will be attacking us on," Augenbaum said.
WiTT Meeting — Women in Technology of Tennessee
www.wittn.org, 25 Oct 2011 [cached]
Scott Augenbaum, Cyber Crime Supervisor in the FBI Memphis Division
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Special Agent Scott Augenbaum from the FBI Cyber Crime Squad and Gina Pruitt, CPA, CISA, CQA, CHRP, CRISC, director of information systems assurance and consulting services with KraftCPAs PLLC, will be addressing the growing threat of cyber crime at the WITT meeting on October 25.
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Scott Augenbaum is the Cyber Crime Supervisor in the FBI Memphis Division and manages the program in Nashville and Memphis with a staff of seven Special Agents. The FBI's Cyber Program covers computer intrusion investigations, online child exploitation, intellectual property rights and Internet fraud.
Scott started his career in the FBI in the New York Field Office in 1988 as a support employee in the Financial Management Section. In 1994, he went to the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA and became a Special Agent. His first office was the Albany, New York Field Office, Syracuse Resident Agency. He was assigned to work domestic terrorism, white collar crime and all computer crime investigations.
After September 11, 2001, Scott was appointed the Joint Terrorism Task Force Coordinator for the Syracuse Office. In December 2004, he was promoted to a Supervisory Special Agent at FBI headquarters in the Cyber Division. He was assigned to the Cyber Task Force Unit and was responsible for managing the resources of the FBI's 72 Cyber Task Forces throughout the United States. In addition, Scott was responsible for the management oversight of the Internet fraud and intellectual property rights program.
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