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Get Safe Online on show at BIS

Representatives of Get Safe Online are at BIS (the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) to take part in a Cyber Security Showcase of suppliers in the sector. Jointly hosted by BIS and Intellect - the UK's largest and most diverse...

3 December 2012


Action Fraud campaign against investment fraud

Every year, a massive £1.2 billion is lost to investment scams in this country. As we all know, fraudsters are getting more clever by the day, and they're using the ploy of high returns on schemes such as share sales, wine investments,...

21 November 2012


Get Safe Online contributes to Home Affairs Committee

Today found members of the Get Safe Online team at Westminster, where we participated in the Home Affairs Select Committee on e-crime.  We were accompanied by volunteers representing three different age groups - youngsters, families and...

19 November 2012


Facebook misuse … whatever next?

Working in this sector, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised about anything I hear. Even about people's behaviour on Facebook. But I was surprised when I attended a recent cybersecurity industy dinner. The young lady I was sitting next...

16 November 2012


Let’s make it a happy Christmas!

It’s only early November, but the M&S commercials on my TV (seems funny without the normal celebs this year) and the Christmas baubles in my local supermarket tell me that Christmas is just around the corner. So at Get Safe Online,...

8 November 2012


Our man at the Cyber Security Summit

Yesterday saw over 400 policy makers, practitioners and industry stakeholders get together for the Cyber Security Summit, billed as the year's leading forum for debating the future for cybersecurity. It was held at London's Inmarsat...

7 November 2012


Counting the success of Get Safe Online Week

Well, Get Safe Online Week is over for another year - and the team has been tremendously encouraged by the very positive response from the public.  We believe that the media and social media coverage we achieved last week has played a...

31 October 2012


Get Safe Online Week. A fantastic kick-off

Get Safe Online Week Well, Day One of Get Safe Online Week 2012 is drawing to a close. It's been a long day, but immensely satisfying, as we feel we've really increased awareness in Cardiff, our first port of call. We were at Cardiff Central...

22 October 2012

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