Cyber security

Advice on how to improve your cyber security


Cyber Attack

This is when hackers break into a firms computer system and steal personal information that may be sold on to other fraudsters or used to access accounts directly.

Malware

This is when hackers break into a firms computer system and steal personal information that may be sold on to other fraudsters or used to access accounts directly.

  • Never open attachments from a sender you do not know
  • Do not store account names or passwords on a computer
  • Install security, anti-virus, firewall software to protect your computer and update regularly. See trusted review sites such as ‘Which?’ regarding what anti-virus software best suits your needs and usage
  • Make regular backups
  • Use an up- to- date web browser
  • When shopping online look for clear signs that you are buying from a reputable company. Look for the padlock symbol and the ‘https’ in the address bar to confirm site is secure.
  • Familiarise yourself with the websites your children are using and make sure they understand how to keep safe online. Direct them to thinkuknow.co.uk and www.getsafeonline.org