Tips for staying safe online
With more of us than ever working, shopping and interacting online its really important that you do all you can to protect you and your family from cyber criminals.
The National Cyber Security Centre has put together some top tips for staying safe online:
Protect your email by using a strong and separate password
Cyber criminals can use your email to access many of your personal accounts, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft.
Install the latest software and app updates
Software and app updates contain vital security updates to help protect your devices from cyber criminals.
Turn on two-factor authentication on your email
Two-factor authentication is recommended for email accounts to make sure your data is secure.
Password managers: how they help you secure passwords
Using a password manager can help you create and remember passwords
Secure smartphones and tablets with a screen lock
Screen locks off your devices an important extra layer of security
Always back up your most important data
Safeguard your most important data, such as your photos and key documents, by backing them up to an external hard drive or a cloud-based storage system.
For more information about online security visit www.ncsc.gov.uk/collection/top-tips-for-staying-secure-online