Latest Threats & Scams

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Ensure you are aware of the latest threats

Being well-versed on current trends puts your business in a stronger position to mitigate against potential risks and so we recommend that you sign-up to the latest NCSC weekly threat reports.

An awareness of the latest threats will enable you to review your Incident Response Plan so it is fit for purpose and evaluate your current security posture, taking action where needed. Any delay in reacting to threats will leave systems vulnerable and it only takes simple preventative measures such as patching, strengthening passwords or implementing 2FA to avoid catastrophic consequences. 

Whilst social media channels can be a good source of information in real-time, you should always check the veracity of the original post.

You could also read a great blog by Nick Wilding, General Manager, Cyber Resilience, AXELOS - Beware Coronavirus phishing attacks: Stop, Think and Be Safe

It’s that time of year when businesses submit their Tax and request rebates. Fraudsters will tailor their scams to these annual procedures to manipulate you into paying a penalty; alternatively, they might entice you into a rebate to get your personal and financial information... Read more

Below are some useful cyber advice guides and glossaries, feel free to download and share with your staff – please encourage staff to remain alert and ensure they are informed of tell-tale signs of an attack and your business’s reporting procedures.

Advice Guides & Glossaries

Video Resources

 

The Metropoliton Police and Hiscox have put together some informative and thought-provoking videos to help you and your business be more aware of the dangers of fraud online.

Cyber Attack in the real world

Test & Trace

Is your account being used for criminality?

Vishing

How to reduce the risk of Payment Fraud

Guidelines to safer shopping online