Safety and security online

Don't be put off.....

... going on line by all the talk about cyber crime.

There are simple and sensible steps to take that will protect you when using email, the Internet, social media like Facebook and specialist applications like eBooks.  Contact Astons Online or come to one of our events for helpful guidance if you are you are unsure or concerned about online hazards.   

Get Safe on Line gives guidance to protect your workstation, children, business, identity and finances.   Click here for advice provided to Women's Institutes.

The Thames Valley Police (TVP) "The Little Book of Cyber Scams" describes a number of current types of cyber criminal activities. TVP have also provided good advice about phishing, which is the sending of phoney emails trying to lure users into unwise actions. 

Further, TVP has recently launched #ProtectYourWorld campaign and a video to help people reduce their risks of becoming cyber crime victims. 

There was a widespread cyber attack on NHS Trusts and other organisations in 2017 using ransomware to disable computers and fraudulently demand payments.  City of London police and the UK National Cyber Security Centre produced protection advice for businesses and individuals, click here to see and/or download the advice.