In this Section

  1. What is cyber security?
  2. Cyber Aware top tips
  3. Dealing with common cyber problems
  4. Protecting your data and devices
  5. How to report cyber crime

What is cyber security?

Cyber security is the means by which individuals and organisations reduce the risk of being affected by cyber crime.

Cyber security’s core function is to protect the devices we all use (smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers), and the services we access online – both at home and work – from theft or damage. It’s also about preventing unauthorised access to the vast amounts of personal information we store on these devices, and online.

Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it’s more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.


Cyber Aware top tips

6 ways to improve your online security

Due to coronavirus people are spending more time online this year. Explore the 6 Cyber Aware actions you can take to keep yourself and your family secure.


Dealing with common cyber problems

Advice for these common issues:

I have been hacked. How do I recover my account?

Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it’s more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.

Should I pay a ransom to unlock my computer?

Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it’s more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.

My username and password have been stolen

Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it’s more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.

I might have malware on my device

Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it’s more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.

I’ve received a suspicious email or text

Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it’s more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.

I am worried that my banking details have been stolen

Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it’s more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.


Protecting your data and devices

We’ve picked a range of articles from our website that will help you learn about how to protect your data and devices.

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