Cyber security

There are many different types of data breaches and security attacks within organisations which can cost billions of pounds every year. Incidents are increasing globally and are unpredictable, sometimes going undetected for months or years.

There are many different types of cyber attacks, including social engineering and phishing. Similarly, the people and organisations who carry them out have different motivations, including for money or political ideals.

How can I protect myself?

The government provides advice on how to:

  • protect your device
  • protect your data
  • protect your business. 

The cyber aware website has helpful guidance on a number of cyber security issues such as password security, software updates and mobile phones, visit the Cyber Aware website for guidance on cyber security.

Another cyber security issue which many people get daily is a data breach within their email accounts, visit the Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) website to check if your email account has been compromised in a data breach.

Report cyber crime

Action Fraud is the UK's national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre. The easiest way to report fraud and cyber crime is by using their online reporting tool.

Visit the Action Fraud website to report fraud and cyber crime online

You can also call their help desk Monday to Friday between 8am to 8pm:

Telephone: 0300 123 2040.

Visit the Action Fraud Alert website to sign up to receive direct, verified, accurate information about scams and fraud in your area

Last updated: 03/05/2022 15:01