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New book assists SMEs in fending off cyber attacks

A new book, The Little Book of Cyber Scams, has been created to help you take the essential precautions to safeguard your small business and clients from online fraudsters.

Millions of home offices have been established across the UK as a result of the pandemic, and hours are now spent talking online via tools like Teams or Zoom.


The average cost of a data breach for companies with 81% (or more) of their staff working remotely was $5.54m, according to IBM Security's ‘Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021.’


Cybercriminals have benefited from the recent surge in the use of devices and cloud services for work-related tasks, making more and more individuals victims of cybercrime.


Cybercriminals have continued to attack over the past several years since there is a greater likelihood that a successful attack will go undetected for a longer length of time.

The Little Book of Scams will help you:

  • Spot the early signs of an active attack

  • Keep your staff up to date with the latest scams

  • Check your business email addresses to see if they have been compromised

  • Check the sender's email address on an email without clicking on any links

  • Make your staff aware of CEO fraud which could cost you large sums of money

  • Understand what personal information about you is available online and how it could be used by a cybercriminal

  • Avoid you and your staff getting caught out using public Wi-Fi

  • Report cybercrime the right way

The book is chock-full of useful tools and tips to help you make your business more cyber-resilient and, as a result, protect your customers' sensitive data.


Download it as a PDF below...

The Little Book of Cyber Scams 2.0
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Download PDF • 3.35MB

 

Reporting

Report all Fraud and Cybercrime to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or online. Forward suspicious emails to report@phishing.gov.uk. Report SMS scams by forwarding the original message to 7726 (spells SPAM on the keypad).

 

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The contents of blog posts on this website are provided for general information only and are not intended to replace specific professional advice relevant to your situation. The intention of East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (EMCRC) is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others. Articles on the website cannot by their nature be comprehensive and may not reflect most recent legislation, practice, or application to your circumstances. EMCRC provides affordable services and Trusted Partners if you need specific support. For specific questions please contact us by email.

 

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