Half of us at risk of cyber-attacks if we don’t have anti-virus on laptops and phones

According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), by not installing anti-virus and security software on devices such as laptops and mobiles, half of us are at risk from cyber attacks.

In the UK last year, more than 10,000 people fell victim to computer viruses that could have been preventable with adequate security software.

Jamie Saunders, the director of the NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit comments:

‘The Internet is a great place to explore the world and do business, and the majority of people won’t experience any problems. But for the minority who leave themselves unprotected, not downloading and updating their security software can be very costly.”

Here are four key tips to help improve your web security:

  • Install security software
  • Do not open emails from unknown sources
  • Be cautious with USB sticks and CDs
  • Buy software from legitimate sources

If your company uses portable devices for any aspect of business, please get in touch for any advice regarding cyber security by calling 0800 9520652. We are happy to help.