Protect Your World – how to prevent cyber crime
Top Tips for #ProtectYourWorld
- Latest practice advises that you use three random words with added numbers and symbols, e.g. 'BlueGiraffePhone' - 'Blu3G1r4ff3Ph0n3',
- Remember: avoid using personal details in your password like your partner or pet's name,
- Top tips for staying secure online - Protect your email by using a strong and separate password.
- Two-factor authentication (2FA) provides you with a way of double checking that you really are the person you are claiming to be. 2FA asks you to provide a second factor that only you can access, like a text message to your phone or through an app. It is the best thing you can do to improve the security of your account,
- Top tips for staying secure online - Turn on two-factor authentication on your email.
- A password manager is an app on your phone, tablet or computer that stores your passwords securely so you don't need to remember them all,
- Top tips for staying secure online - Password managers: how they help you secure passwords.
- Backing up your data means that if you fall victim to a cybercrime, you will not lose any of your personal data,
- Safeguard your most important data, such as your photos and key documents, by backing them up to an external hard drive or a cloud-based storage system,
- Top tips for staying secure online - Always back up your most important data.
- Think about what you're posting, and who has access to it,
- Have you configured the privacy options so that your online profile is only accessible to the people you want to see it?
- Use privacy settings across social media platforms to manage your digital footprint,
- Social Media: how to use it safely.
How to report a cybercrime
Know where to go if you become a victim of cybercrime: ACTION FRAUD or 0300 123 2040