NCSC Cyber Aware campaign and suspicious email reporting service
24th April, 2020
As a valued CyberFirst partner to the NCSC, Amiosec is supporting the NCSC’s Cyber Aware campaign.
On Tuesday 21st April, The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), launched the cross-governmental ‘Cyber Aware’ campaign, which offers actionable advice for people to protect passwords, accounts and devices.
The NCSC has also launched its pioneering ‘Suspicious Email Reporting Service’, which will make it easier for people to forward suspicious emails to the NCSC – including those claiming to offer services related to coronavirus. This will build on the organisation’s existing takedown services, which have already removed more than 2,000 online scams related to coronavirus in the last month.
The Cyber Aware campaign encourages people to ‘Stay home. Stay Connected. Stay Cyber Aware’, and its top tips for staying secure online are:
1. Turn on two factor authentication for important accounts
2. Protect important accounts using a password of three random words
3. Create a separate password that you only use for your main email account
4. Update the software and apps on your devices regularly (ideally set to ‘automatically update’)
5. Save your passwords in your browser
6. To protect yourself from being held to ransom, back up important data
Here at Amiosec we are showing our support by pushing this advice through your own internal and external comms channels.