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Cyber Security

Cyber Security

FALCON is the MPs response to Fraud and Linked Crime Online and the remit followed by The Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU). The FALCON Cyber Protect Team has produced five Cyber Awareness Videos, to address the apparent lack of ‘cyber awareness’ identified by the NCSC in its National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021.

1. Passwords

Create a password that’s too hard for criminals to crack by choosing three random words, numbers and symbols. Watch the video on passwords >>

2. Computer Updates

Updates are vital in protecting your device from ransomware and other malicious software. Watch the video on computer updates >>

3. Phishing

Phishing is a form of fraud where criminals trick you into giving personal information by posing as a trusted organisation. Never call numbers or follow links from suspicious emails/texts; find the official website or number using a search engine. Watch the video on phishing >>

4. Wi-Fi Safety

Cybercriminals can intercept personal information being shared online when you use public Wi-Fi. Don’t bank, shop or do anything else that requires you to enter login details while using public Wi-Fi. Watch the video on Wi-Fi Safety >>

5. Online ID

Stop thieves stealing your ID, update privacy settings on all social media accounts. Only let people you know see your pages. Never accept a friend request from someone you don’t know and avoid posting very personal info online. Watch the video for online ID >>


How to Protect yourself against Ransomware

Ransomware is a form of malicious software that allows criminals to remotely lock down or encrypt files on your devices.  Read more >>

If you are an organisation that is currently suffering a live cyber attack (in progress), please call 0300 123 2040 immediately.

Useful links

Online Crime and Fraud – FALCON:

Get Safe Online: www.getsafeonline.org

Cyber Aware: www.cyberaware.gov.uk