Would you know how to prevent a cyber-attack on you, your family or your business?
Humberside Police has launched its Cyber Security – Has It Clicked? campaign, designed to help those living and working in the force area to learn how to protect themselves from online criminals.
Our team of experts can provide advice on improving internet security within your home - giving you tips on everything from spotting a scam and shopping online safely, to tackling cyber bullies and the issue of online radicalisation.
Det Insp Rich Osgerby said: "Preventing cyber crime is a priority for the force and we are doing all we can to spread the word about how people can protect themselves from online criminals.
"The aim of this campaign is to highlight a number of common ways that cyber criminals target people in their own homes, or via their mobile devices, and offering simple and easy to understand advice on what you can do to reduce the risk.
"We will also be linking in with Action Fraud UK, Get Safe Online and other key partners to bring news of the latest emerging threats, so you can take steps to prevent becoming the next victim."
Helping businesses to protect themselves and their customers is also a key area for the force. The 2014 Information Security Breaches Survey found 81 per cent of large companies had reported some form of security breach, costing each an average of £600,000 to £1.5m.
Understanding the capabilities behind such attacks, the vulnerabilities they exploit and how is key to ensuring your organisation can defend itself against them, which is why experts from both Humberside Police and the Regional Cyber Crime Unit offered up a plethora of advice and tips to help you do just that.
Det Insp Osgerby added: “The prevalence of these attacks on your firm will depend on the opportunities available to the attacker through vulnerabilities in your system.
“For example, a weak password to an online account takes very little technical ability to exploit it.
“Attackers with a little more technical knowledge can use tools that are readily available on the internet and others may develop bespoke tools.”
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You can also follow @humberbeat #HPcybercrime on Twitter or like the Humberside Police Facebook page.
For more information about the initiative and interviews with leading officers, please call Sarah Howson on 01482 578246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org