When it comes to protecting your home and your family from today’s cyber threats, it can be tough to know where to start. By securing our home networks and personal devices, and teaching both young and old family members about the importance of using devices responsibly and safely, we can help safeguard our families from scams and control unwanted content. So, to make things easier, we have created the Cyber Security At Home brochure to help you and your family stay safe online.
This guide includes recommendations and practical steps you can take to help fine tune your tech habits and contribute towards your digital wellbeing. It covers three main topics:
1. Common tactics used by cyber criminals
Cyber criminals send emails and texts containing links that may take you to a fake website, or attachments that once opened download malicious software to your device. They can look very realistic and may even contain real information about you or your personal interests. When it comes to phishing, remember, no topic is off limits.
2. Securing your home network
Advances in technology create greater opportunities for us to stay connected. With this convenience though comes greater risk from online fraud and cyber-attack, so it’s important that you take steps to help secure your home network, smart home appliances and mobile devices. This will help protect your information, including bank account information, user names, passwords, photos etc. from unauthorised access.
3. Guidance for parents and carers
As a parent or carer, it can be tricky keeping track of your child’s digital life and knowing that you are doing everything you can to keep them as safe as possible online. Read our practical guidance to help get you started.