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Online respect

A post from Bruce Flowers, IT professional and Get Safe Online Ambassador in Belize, for Get Safe Online Week Engaging in a discussion about online respect can be a sensitive topic, depending on which side you are. However, the goal is to be able to carry out a discussion in a safe, respectful environment.  The […]

Online respect: challenging online ageism and age discrimination is crucial

A post from Heléna Herklots CBE, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, for Get Safe Online Week During the pandemic, our use of the internet has increased significantly and many older people who are online are now spending more time on the internet and using it to do more than ever before.[1]  This was reflected in […]

Why do people disrespect others?
Why warnings about buying presents early will help the fraudsters
What is a ‘catfish’?

By Anna Rowe Urbandictionary.com defines a ‘catfish’ as: ‘Someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.’ The term was created by Nev Shulman’s experience of having a long term online relationship with a woman he thought to be young […]

How fraudsters trick you out of your money

By Paul Davis, Lloyds Banking Group on 05 Feb 2021 Just before I sat down to write this blog post I received an unexpected call from someone who said they were from the fraud department at Visa. They told me there’d been an attempt to spend money on my card that morning and if I […]

Digital safety and safeguarding children and young people from harmful influences online

The impact of COVID-19 means that most of us will be at home for an extended period and are likely to be spending increasing amounts of time online. The online world is also a necessity for many children in accessing schoolwork and it delivers huge benefits, not least in enabling us to stay connected to […]

Security-by-design: the inside-out approach to combat IOT breaches

The world is fast moving towards an era of constant and seamless connectivity led by technologies like 5G and IoT networks. There are already billions of IoT devices that are online around the world, while new devices are being connected every single day. This is a network that’s growing fast and rather furiously. A study […]

Online safety advice for parents during lockdown

As the country (and, indeed most of the world) continues to endure, weeks of lockdown, digital living has become the norm. With the vast majority still children off school and spending more time on screens than ever, what concerns do parents have with this new way of life on the internet? Here, our CEO Tony […]

Three things popular culture can teach us about cybersecurity

Maybe someday, Hollywood will understand cybersecurity. I'm not holding my breath, though. Outside of a few rare properties and occasions, the majority of popular culture inevitably resorts to a set of sensationalized, borderline absurd ideas about information technology. Flashy hackers in dimly-lit rooms, desperate, real-time attempts to prevent intrusion, cataclysmically-sophisticated malware…the list goes on and […]