Cyber experts have launched measures to protect the UK from online harm as the country continues to rely more on technology while staying at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, launched the cross-governmental ‘Cyber Aware’ campaign, which offers actionable advice for people to protect passwords, accounts and devices.
David Mount, Director, Europe, at Cofense, said: “The regular reporting of suspicious emails by users is incredibly important as they are the front line of defence against an increase in phishing attacks – especially when SEGs (Secure Email Gateways) miss them.
“Phishing emails are renowned for playing on our emotions and fears but it is crucial to take a step back and consider the authenticity of any suspicious email. Just as we’re working together to contain the spread of the pandemic itself, we must do the same to ensure that scammers don’t hit their mark.”