Cybercrime is any criminal act dealing with computers and networks.
The Internet is an exciting and interesting tool, but the increase in on-line banking and shopping is being met by a rise in its use for criminal purposes. Criminals carry out cybercrime from the comfort of their own home, office or Internet café. They can work alone and commit crimes anywhere in the world.
Be Cyber Aware is the local Community Safety Partnership’s localised version of the government’s campaign on how to stay secure online. This has been developed with the support of Staffordshire Police’s Cyber Crime Unit and the National Cyber Security Centre.
Explore the six actions that need to be taken to keep you and your family safe whilst online. These include:
- Using a strong and separate password for your email
- Creating strong passwords using 3 random words
- Saving your passwords in your browser
- Turning on two-factor authentication (2FA)
- Updating your devices
- Backing up your data
View our virtual guide with further information about each of the six actions.