Staffordshire businesses pick up tips on cyber crime safety

BUSINESSES learned about cyber safety and business crime at a special event in Staffordshire.

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Arnold spoke during a Staffordshire Business Festival event to talk with members of the business community about business crime, cyber safety and work to support domestic abuse victims.

Businesses were given tips to help them stay safe online, including having strong passwords, using anti-virus software and firewalls and ensuring staff are aware of phishing emails and online security.

Mrs Arnold, said: "The internet and its development brings opportunity but has also brought new, changing threats from crime and criminals. The presentations that were given today were a fantastic reminder of how important it is to make sure we stay safe online."

Cybercrime is a crime such as fraud, bullying, theft or grooming that is committed online using a device that can access the web, such as smartphones, tablets, computers or other devices. Cybercrime also includes crimes against your computer or device such as contaminating or corrupting it with viruses or taking-over your social media profile, email account or your website.


Sophie Attwood