Get Safe Online
Samantha HANCOCK is the Cyber Protect Officer for Derbyshire Police, and her role is to raise awareness of Cybercrime, Fraud and Scams to help local residents and businesses steer clear of cybercrime and fraud.
Did you know that online crime now accounts for more reports than "traditional" crimes, and that is despite many incidents of cybercrime not being formally reported?
Samantha will intermittently be using 'Derbyshire Alert' https://www.derbyshirealert.co.uk/ to send out simple steps on how to stay safe online and help you to avoid fraud and scams.
Samantha regularly uses social media also to raise awareness, so if you use Facebook or Twitter, why not follow East Midlands Cyber Secure. There is also a website containing useful information at
Three simple steps you can take to protect your online accounts:-
Passwords: Separate passwords for each account (created using three random words)
2FA: Enable Two Factor Authentication for an additional layer of security
Updates: Always ensure you are running the most up to date versions of software and apps
Posted: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 11:05 by Sara Atkinson