Cyber Attack

The risk to information and computer assets comes from a broad spectrum of threats. A cyber attack is an attempt by hackers to damage or destroy a computer network or system.

To help protect your computer, the basic tips are to:

  • Install firewalls
  • Ensure antivirus and malware solutions are installed
  • Choose a strong password and change it frequently 

Dorset Police hosts a lot more information on how to stay 'Cyber Safe'. View their advice by clicking here.

You can also view a series of videos on Youtube from the Dorset Police Cyber Crime Team, designed to help keep small and medium business safe by clicking here, or viewing their video about Ransomware on this page.

Further guidance for business on how to protect them in cyberspace can be found at:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-risk-management-a-board-level-responsibility/10-steps-summary

 

Risk Rating: Medium

Who might be attacking you?