Cyber Awareness

Cybercrime is a growing trend and it is important to raise awareness of threats. Like most other crimes, the police cannot tackle this problem without the public’s help, but cybercrime is hugely under reported.

Cybercrime affects small businesses, vast organisations and individuals. There are several things we can do to protect ourselves from cyber-attacks.

On this page you will find links to helpful websites and files to guide you and help you to be more security aware, both at work and at home.

Cyber Security Awareness Presentation

The Cyber Security Awareness presentation gives advice and tips for individuals and businesses.

The accompanying Cyber Security Awareness notes will help you to understand and obtain the maximum benefit from the presentation.

We are happy for businesses to use the presentation and notes to train their employees about Cyber Awareness.

Get Safe Online - Advice and information for both personal and business users.
Website: www.getsafeonline.org

Take Five to Stop Fraud - An advice website to stop fraud.  It gives tips and advice in short, easy to understand, written material and videos.  The advice covers phone scams, text message scams, email and online scams.  Also, CEO spoofing and invoice fraud.
Website: takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice

ThinkuKnow - This website gives information and advice about using the internet and social media safely and how to report misuse or concerns.  It is particularly good for children and young adults, but also parents and carers.
Website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk

How secure is my password? - Check how strong your passwords are.
Website: https://howsecureismypassword.net

Creating a strong password?
Website: www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-yourself/passwords

Cyber Aware - HM Government site giving advice on how to protect your device/data/business.
Website: www.cyberaware.gov.uk

ActionFraud - Gives advice for protection against cyber fraud and how to report fraud, cybercrime, Phishing etc.
Website: www.actionfraud.police.uk
Tel No: 0300 123 2040

Have I been Pwned? - Check if you have an email account that has been compromised in a data breach.
Website: https://haveibeenpwned.com

Checking Your Credit Score
Experian - Experian offers an inexpensive monitoring service.
Website: www.experian.co.uk/consumer/credit-expert-credit-monitoring.html

Clearscore - Clearscore shows you your Equifax credit report free of charge.
Website: www.clearscore.com

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