'Protecting your online accounts is easy', says Cyber Protect Officer

The Cyber Protect Officer for Derbyshire Constabulary, Sam Hancock, recently told Derbyshire Alert how she hopes to raise awareness of cybercrime, fraud and scams to help local residents and businesses stay safe online.

Sam recently joined Derbyshire Constabulary from Leicestershire Police, where she was also the Cyber Protect Officer. Derbyshire Alert is the community messaging system for the whole of Derbyshire, and Sam had a message to its readers, a message which we’re now sharing as it’s applicable to the entire region, and beyond.

“Did you know that online crime is now reported more often than so-called “traditional” crimes? This is despite many incidents of cybercrime not being formally reported”, Sam says.