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How secure is your business online?


If you own or manage a business, you need to know how to spot tactics of cyber criminals and the threats of cybercrime.

Following these few simple steps can help protect your business from an attack.
You can also follow @kentpolicecyber on Twitter for advice and the latest updates around cybercrime.

Ransomware

Ransomware is a form of malicious software allowing criminals online to lock files on your business devices. Criminals will then inform you that your files will not be unlocked until a sum of money is paid.

Spoof emails

A spoof email will appear as though it is sent from a genuine source such as someone you know or a well-known company.

This is to trick people into clicking on fake websites or opening malicious attachments to steal personal information such as passwords and usernames.

Passwords

Strong passwords are made up of three or more random words, or better still with numbers, symbols and capital letters. 

Cyber Essentials

Have you considered the Cyber Essential Scheme? This is a Government backed scheme and can help provide businesses from the majority of common cyber-attacks.

Find out more at Cyber Aware

Security updates

Your computers, tablets and smartphones can easily become infected by small pieces of software known as viruses or malware. Remember to install internet security anti-virus software on all your devices to reduce the risk.
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