Cyber Aware

Cyber Aware is a Government campaign which helps the public and small businesses stay secure online through a series of simple and quick behaviours that aim to help protect against cyber crime. Ultimately, it aims to make good cyber security habits become second nature – just like locking the front door.

About Cyber Aware

  • Cyber Aware is a national campaign which offers advice to help the public and small businesses on how to protect themselves against the cyber threat.
  • It is run by the Government, and the campaign advice is informed by the latest expertise from the National Cyber Security Centre.
  • BT is supporting the campaign alongside law enforcement agencies.

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Why Cyber Aware?

  • The internet plays an increasingly important role in our lives – and with this comes the risk of cyber crime. But there are simple and effective ways to confidently protect yourself and Cyber Aware has recommendations to help.

What does Cyber Aware advise?

Use a strong, separate password for your email account

  • Having strong, separate passwords for your most important accounts means that if hackers steal your password for one of your less important accounts, they can’t use it to access your most important ones
  • Use three random words to create a strong and memorable password. Number and symbols can still be used if needed, for example 3redhousemonkeys27!
  • Use words which are memorable to you, but not easy for other people to guess.

Your email account can be a gateway for hackers to access your personal details.

Install the latest software and app updates

  • Security updates are designed to fix weaknesses in software and apps which could be used by hackers to attack your device and steal your identity. Installing them as soon as possible helps to keep your device secure.

For more advice, visit the Cyber Aware website. You can also follow Cyber Aware on Twitter and Facebook.

Install the latest software and apps updates

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