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FBI partners with FSU to discuss protection from cyber security threats

Posted at 5:55 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 17:55:11-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Hundreds of local officials from across the state learned how to help keep information safe from Florida's top FBI agents Wednesday.

FBI Jacksonville partnered with the Florida Technology Council and Florida State University to share how to protect businesses, agencies and individuals from cyber threats.

Specialized agents discussed virtual currency and how hackers can try to attack your wallet through avenues like Bitcoin or other unregulated forms of online money.

Skimming and election security were also hot topics.

Rachel Rojas is the special agent in charge with the FBI Jacksonville Division.

"Because it is an election year, and we do know that we have adversaries out there, particularly, two foreign adversaries, who are very aggressive, who do have an interest to provide disinformation, disrupt our political system," said Rojas. "So we want to make sure that our public is educated, and they make really good decisions."

Wednesday's event was the first of its kind in the Capitol City. If you weren't able to attend, the FBI has also created 18 videos the public can use to learn ways to protect themselves from cyber threats.