October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

As we embrace the digital age, it’s crucial for all of us, to stay safe online. October is Cyber Security Month, and there’s no better time to empower ourselves with the knowledge and tools to protect our online presence. Here are some essential tips to help you stay safe on the internet:

Phishing Alert: Don’t click on unknown emails/messages asking for personal information or logins.

Strong Password: Mix letters, numbers, symbols, and avoid common phrases. Change them often.

Protecting Personal Data: Never share sensitive information or passwords through email or unsolicited calls.

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Enable 2FA wherever possible – it adds an extra layer of protection.

Consult with family or tech-savvy friends: If you’re unsure about something online, don’t hesitate to ask for help from family members or friends who are tech-savvy.


Remember that cyber threats can affect anyone, regardless of age.


If you believe you’re caught in a scam, contact your bank immediately on a number you know to be correct, such as the one listed on your statement, their website or on the back of your debit or credit card.


Report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via actionfraud.police.uk.