Staying Cyber Safe with Chris Wood
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Safraz Ali is joined by Chris Woods from the CyberQ Group to talk about keeping safe in the digital world. This is a must listen for tips about how to avoid being another victim of cybercrime. The conversation is full of practical tips that lift the lid on the myth that cyber criminals are always fiendishly clever crooks with brains the size of Jupiter operating from China or Russia. They are more likely to be chancers that prey on human vulnerability and there are some basic steps to keep them out as Chris shares with Saf.

 

Cybercrime is big with hundreds of thousands of cases in the UK each year and that is those that are reported, many are not.

Safaraz Ali is joined by Chris Woods from CyberQ group to provide a not to be missed guide on the best ways of keeping safe.

They lift the lid on this digital criminality and explode the myth that cyber criminals are all fiendishly clever people with brains the size of Jupiter. There is no one size fits all for a cyber crook and in many cases, they are chancers who take advantage of human vulnerability. Saf shares his experience of having been a victim and tells of not just the inconvenience but the stress that also follows. The podcast provides reasons to hope because in many cases it is possible to protect against becoming a victim, often by following some basic rules and knowing what the reg flags are to recognise and keep away from danger. An important message is to be careful with social media because information can be used by crooks to build a profile that can then be used to lull someone into a false sense of security and gain access.

Digital technology allows people to operate on the move and whilst this can bring many benefits it also involves risks, especially when away from the home or office and using public networks. Cybercrime is on the increase, and this is unlikely to change anytime soon but this broadcast can help to stay one step ahead and avoid the misery that comes with being hacked and having vital data compromised.

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