Combatting cyber-enabled crime
It’s important to protect individuals and organisations from becoming victims through ensuring our communities have the knowledge and ability to protect themselves against cyber-enabled fraud and crime. That’s why Ron Hogg’s Police, Crime and Victims’ Plan includes a priority ‘to tackle and prevent cyber-enabled crime’.
The huge growth in technology and digital communications has enhanced society and quality of life for everyone. However, it comes with clear risks to homes and businesses, as cyber-fraud increases and there are new scams all the time. The significant risks associated with cybercrime (as detailed in the documents above) alongside the widely estimated figure that 80% of cyber-attacks are preventable, make ensuring good practice when it comes to cyber safety critically important.
These two booklets are a valuable aid to reducing those risks. They provide easy-to-follow, sensible advice to help people avoid and deal with cyberscams. They are:
- The Little Book of Cyber Scams – aimed at families and businesses
- The Little Book of Big Scams – aimed at businesses
Both have been developed in collaboration with the Institute of Directors and the Federation of Small Businesses.
Hard copies are also available from Durham Constabulary, or from the PCVC’s office email@example.com