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Monday, 20 January 2014
@NAT - Be 'Cyber Streetwise'!
Subject: Be 'Cyber Streetwise'!
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Catherine Dunn (NHWN, Administrator, England & Wales)
Are you savvy online? Perhaps not as streetwise online as you would like to be or think you are?
The National Fraud Agency is launching a new campaign today (13th January), Cyber
Streetwise, to help give us all some essential tips to improve our
performance online and help keep important stuff safe. You can read
more about the campaign at www.cyberstreetwise.com.
We are supporting the campaign to help get us all be a bit more
streetwise online. Believe it or not most of the population are not
doing enough to protect themselves! This is a medium/long term campaign
so you can help by raising awareness of the website and the key tips
below to your members at a time convenient to you.
Adopting a few simple online behaviours can help keep you and your family safer, such as:
Using strong, memorable passwords.
Installing anti-virus software on new devices.
Checking privacy settings on social media.
Shopping safely online – always ensuring to check online retail sites are secure.
Downloading software and the application of patches when prompted.