With 88% of all identity frauds being committed online, we know that cybercrime and financial fraud are inextricably linked.
Although both topics hit the news regularly, for most businesses and consumers, it remains a dry subject. When people are being bombarded with information from all angles, it can be easy to miss essential security advice that can prevent you becoming a victim.
We also know that when it comes to behaviour change the most successful messages need to be clear and simple.
That’s why we welcome the two clear and simple messages of the new Cyber Aware campaign from the government:
These two steps may seem simple but we all have a million and one other things to remember on any given day. Yet if we all started to follow this simple advice we could see a massive improvement in how cyber safe we are.
Clearly there are other steps we should all be taking – such as not using public Wi-Fi for banking, and only shopping on secure websites – but we all have to start somewhere! For more advice, visit the Cyber Aware website, and follow the campaign on Twitter and Facebook.
At Cifas we are also big supporters of the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign. Again the messages behind this campaign are simple and easy to remember:
Stay aware and share these simple steps with your friends, colleagues and loved ones.
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