Your online security is very important to us and we are constantly enhancing our security to ensure your data remains safe. However, it is important that you familiarise yourself with the potential risks of using the internet and the pre-cautionary measures you can take to help safeguard your computer from the numerous threats encountered online.
In other words, treat your computer as you would your home. You wouldn't leave your front door open, you'd probably keep it locked and you'd take care who you invited in. With the rise of identity theft and ransomware attacks don't make it easy for people to steal your data, always make sure that any antivirus software you have installed is up to date.
Effective protection will safeguard against your computer being infected with viruses and spyware that could result from your online activities that seem completely harmless – such as searching the internet, downloading, playing games and even using email. In turn, it will safeguard you against potentially serious consequences such as fraud and identity theft.
Take a look at the government link below which will keep you updated on the latest internet scams, how to protect your computer, how to protect yourself, and safe internet use including use through smart phones and tablets.
The link below ‘Get Safe Online’ is a jointly-funded initiative between several Government departments and a number of private sector businesses to provide up to date information to help protect you / your computer when going online. Areas covered include;
Viruses & Spyware
A basic understanding of computer viruses and spyware.
What a firewall is, and how it protects your computer.
Spam and Scam Emails
A few simple rules about dealing with spam and scam emails
Searching the Internet
And how to search the Internet safely.