Talk of Alaska: Protecting Yourself Online During the Holidays

(Berett Wilber/Alaska Public Media)

Online shopping is picking up as the holiday season approaches , and so are the cyber attempts to steal your money. Online scammers are especially active this time of year, and with constantly changing methods for theft of funds or information, it can be daunting to try and stay safe. We’ll speak with cybersecurity experts about how to keep yourself and your loved ones digitally protected this holiday season on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend


Mark Bruenig – Cybersecurity Coordinator, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Elliot Peterson – Special Agent, FBI


Call 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to (Comments may be read on air).

Post your comment during or after the live broadcast on social media (Comments may be read on air).


Report online scams at the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center

CISA: 4 Things You Can Do to Keep Yourself Cyber Safe

Holiday Online Safety Tips: #1 – Check Your Devices

#2 – Only Shop Through Trusted Sources

#3 – Use Safe Methods for Purchasing

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. on Alaska public radio stations statewide.

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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