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.

  • Don't click on suspicious links or attachments and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details,
  • Take five - stop fraud.

  • 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