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FBI Creates New Initiative to Help New Mexico Businesses Prevent Cyberattacks

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Cyberattacks can happen to anyone. “The threat is there. He attacked individuals. He went after businesses. It attacks private industry, said Raul Bujanda, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Albuquerque field office. The state of New Mexico is no exception to these attacks. “Since 2021, we have recorded losses of $2.7 million for the various industries in the state,” Bujanda said. These losses are why the FBI is launching a new initiative to build relationships with businesses and organizations in New Mexico before a cyberattack happens. “If we have a plan in place because we’ve built relationships, we can work this out with you. We can literally be at your doorstep to get business done in hours rather than weeks,” Bujanda said. New Mexico businesses are already beginning to build relationships with the FBI. “Working with hospitals, working within their network system, working with different chambers like the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. They’re pretty big, you know; they represent a lot of small businesses,” Bujanda said. A key part of forming these relationships early is allowing the FBI to provide intelligence to the companies they work with. “So we can already provide you with information to say that we” I’ve seen these trends across the country, maybe not so much here in New Mexico, but you might want to start strengthening your system and do this kind of stuff to kind of bolster your critical infrastructure,” Bujanda said. “At the end of the day, it’s about building relationships so we can avert a threat before it happens,” Bujanda said. If you are the victim of a cyberattack, you are encouraged to call 1-800-call-FBI so you can get help before things get out of hand.

Cyberattacks can happen to anyone.

“The threat is there. He attacked individuals. He went after businesses. It attacks private industry,” said Raul Bujanda, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Albuquerque field office.

The state of New Mexico is no exception to these attacks.

“Since 2021, we have recorded losses of $2.7 million for the various industries in the state,” Bujanda said.

These losses are why the FBI is launching a new initiative to build relationships with businesses and organizations in New Mexico before a cyberattack happens.

“If we have a plan in place because we’ve built relationships, we can work this out with you. We can literally be at your doorstep to get business done in hours rather than weeks,” Bujanda said.

New Mexico businesses are already beginning to build relationships with the FBI.

“Working with hospitals, working within their network system, working with different chambers like the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. They’re pretty big, you know; they represent a lot of small businesses,” Bujanda said.

A key part of forming these relationships early allows the FBI to provide intelligence to the companies it works with.

“So we’ll already be able to provide you with information to say we’ve seen these trends across the country, maybe not so much here in New Mexico, but you might want to start strengthening your system and do that kind of stuff to strengthen your critical infrastructure,” Bujanda said.

An initiative to protect businesses in the Land of Enchantment.

“At the end of the day, it’s about building relationships so we can avert a threat before it happens,” Bujanda said.

If you are the victim of a cyberattack, you are asked to call 1-800-call-FBI, that way you can get help before things get out of control.