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 the Policeand Crime 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.
A copy of my policy position on cyber-enabled crime as well as two informative booklets produced in collaboration with the Institute Directors and the Federation of Small Businesses can be accessed through the links at the bottom of this page.