Launch of National Cyber Security Centre's 'Cyber Aware' campaign

In response to a recent increase in cyber threats and scams around Covid-19, NCSC has launched a campaign to help protect us all online.

You may have seen recent reports concerning an increase in cyber threats and scams, particularly around Covid-19.

In response to this, The National Cyber Security Centre, working alongside the Home Office, Cabinet Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has today launched 'Cyber Aware', a campaign that aims to help both individuals and organisations protect themselves online.

Suspicious email Reporting Service

As part of the Cyber Aware campaign, and to reduce the number of successful phishing attacks in the UK, NCSC have also launched a Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS).

This service is for members of the public to report emails they consider suspicious but where they have not experienced a financial loss. Once reported, the member of the public will be sent an auto response thanking them for their report and informing them that the suspicious email will be investigated, and appropriate action will be taken where necessary. Reports received from the public will be triaged through an automated system - and if the associated website is found to be malicious, it will be taken down or blocked.

The Northern Ireland Cyber Security Centre will be working to amplify this campaign, key messages and reporting service to the NI public, business and third sector communities.

How to report a Cyber Threat

Get in touch with NCSC at www.cyberaware.gov.uk or complete a Suspicious Email Report. You can also email [email protected].

Please stay safe online. Stay #cyberaware

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