Following on from the talk from Devon and Cornwall’s Cyber Aware Officer take the time to look at some of these links.
The National Cyber Security Centre: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/
– Great advice on all aspects of cyber security from the NCSC for businesses and individuals
Take Five to Stop Fraud: https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/
– Advice on financial and banking fraud
Cyber Aware: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home
– Top tips on passwords, turning on 2FA, back-ups and the importance of updating your devices
Another useful tool as we discussed, is to input your email address into the ‘Have I Been Pwned’ website and the site will advise if your address has been involved in a data breach: https://haveibeenpwned.com/
– Very useful to check this if you are receiving a lot of spam email in your account. If you find that your account has been compromised, change your password immediately.
Reporting fraud and Cyber Crime to Action Fraud: Telephone number 0300 1232040: www.actionfraud.police.uk
Suspicious emails – forward to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC): firstname.lastname@example.org Forward suspicious texts (SMS) to OFCOM: 7726
If you would like advice on securing your router our colleagues in the City of London Police have provided this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfRzIspjJfY