Verizon sponsoring Ann Arbor-based cybercrime support group

ANN ARBOR—The Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) has announced a new leadership sponsorship with New York City-based Verizon Communications Inc.

Officials with the Ann Arbor-based organization say the sponsorship will allow them to expand its efforts to provide cybercrime and online fraud victims with the help and resources they need.

Millions of American consumers and small businesses are affected by cybercrime each year and struggle to find the resources they need to report, recover and reinforce their cybersecurity. is a platform created by CSN to provide assistance and resources to individuals and small business cybercrime victims from anywhere in the United States on any device.

With the support from Verizon, CSN will be able to strengthen this platform with resources from partners on the federal, state and local level.

“We are so thankful to have Verizon’s support for our work to serve individuals and small businesses impacted by cybercrime and online fraud,” said Kristin Judge, CEO and founder of CSN. “Together, we will work with federal, state and local partners to build a collaborative system to provide resources to victims.”

Verizon tracks more than 61 billion cyber and data-related cybersecurity events on average every year. Its efforts are focused on providing its customers with a safe and secure online experience, and providing businesses with the critical tools needed to protect their own systems. With this insight, they help ensure that their customers and businesses interact and operate in a secure online environment, prioritizing in areas when and where it’s needed most.

“We are proud to start this partnership with the Cybercrime Support Network,” said Lydia Pulley, Verizon’s senior vice president for state government and legal affairs.  “We’re confident that CSN’s platform will offer individuals with more effective and efficient ways to report criminal activity, investigate what happened and find solutions so that all of our customers and others can have a safer and more secure online experience.”

Without corporate sponsorships and individual donations, CSN would not be able to expand the organization’s efforts to serve cybercrime victims.

CSN is a public-private nonprofit created to be the voice of cybercrime victims. With the support of sponsors, Craig Newmark Philanthropies GoogleKnowBe4Nord VPNVerizonAT&TComcast, CSN can continue to support victims through, which provides assistance to both individual and small business victims of cybercrime and online fraud.

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