Cyber Security

The internet has become central to our economy and our society. Started in only 1991, the internet is revolutionising our society, transforming businesses and making them more efficient and effective.

Yet our increasing reliance on cyber space brings not only new opportunities, but also new threats. In the National Risk Register, the Government identifies cyber-attacks as a high-priority risk. Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing areas of crime, with the impacts felt in our economy, in our critical national infrastructure and in our society.

National Cyber Security Centre 

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.