Stay Safe Online and be Cyber Aware

Released on 7 January 2022

South Staffordshire Community Safety Partnership

Be Cyber AwareStay safe online and be cyber aware  

South Staffordshire Community Safety Partnership is helping residents stay safe online this month, with the launch of its 'Be Cyber Aware' campaign.  

Since the pandemic, people are spending more time than ever online. This includes banking, shopping, working, streaming content and social media. This presents more opportunities for hackers to carry out cyber-attacks. They often do this by targeting people and businesses using email and website scams as well as using software that can damage your device or let a hacker in.   If hackers get into personal devices or accounts, they could access money, personal information, or information about a business.  

Cyber Aware is the government's campaign on how to stay secure online. The Community Safety Partnership has developed a localised version of this campaign with the support of Staffordshire Police's Cyber Crime Unit and the National Cyber Security Centre.  

The campaign will run throughout January and will promote the six actions that need to be taken to keep individuals and families safe whilst online.

These include:  

1.            Using a strong and separate password for your email

2.            Creating strong passwords using 3 random words

3.            Saving your passwords in your browser

4.            Turning on two-factor authentication (2FA)

5.            Updating your devices

6.            Backing up your data  

Messages will be delivered through a series of online advertising including Facebook and Instagram, TikTok videos, a virtual guide and a short animation. The information provided by the National Cyber Security Centre, will be short and informative and include advice on how to avoid a cyber-attack as well as how to report a crime.


Contact details

For further details contact
South Staffordshire District Council
Council Offices,
Wolverhampton Road,
Codsall,
South Staffordshire,
WV8 1PX

Tel: 01902 696000

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