Personal Cyber Security Advice
Cyber Aware (formerly Cyber Streetwise) aims to drive behaviour change to help individuals to help protect themselves from cyber criminals: install the latest software and app updates and use a strong, separate password for your email. This is based on expert advice from the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ.
We provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime. People are scammed, ripped off or conned everyday and we want this to stop.
The service is run by the City of London Police working alongside the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) who are responsible for assessment of the reports and to ensure that your fraud reports reach the right place. The City of London Police is the national policing lead for economic crime.
Take Five a national awareness campaign led by FFA UK (part of UK Finance), backed by Her Majesty’s Government and delivered with and through a range of partners in the UK payments industry, financial services firms, law enforcement agencies, telecommunication providers, commercial, public and third sector, urges you to stop and consider whether the situation is genuine – to stop and think if what you’re being told really makes sense.
Have your details already been compromised? Data breaches are rampant and many people don’t appreciate the scale or frequency with which they occur. By aggregating the data of all breaches, you’ll be able to learn of compromises to your accounts, but also highlights the severity of the risks of online attacks on today’s internet.