News | 2 October 2023

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 runs throughout October and at Veritau, we’re raising awareness of cybercrime and cybersecurity issues affecting the public sector.

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Protecting against cybercrime this Cybersecurity Awareness Month

News | 1 October 2022

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022

View the mandate fraud infographic, try our Wordle-style activity and find out how you can help prevent cybercrime.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 Veritau - Wordle-style activity with 5 clues to words about cyber security.

News | 28 October 2021

Falsified documents (Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 4)

This is the final week, and we’re focusing on falsified documents. These can arrive in many forms, but increasingly false documents are being...

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month WEEK 4: Falsified documents. How many errors can you spot in the false invoice? Our fraud team has investigated many cases of Covid-19 grant fraud since the start of the pandemic. Many of these involve false claims for businesses that don’t really exist.

News | 18 October 2021

Suspicious emails (Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 3)

Most people are familiar with terms like phishing, where a cybercriminal ‘hooks’ you in via email, text or phone asking for money or information.

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Suspicious emails - Cybersecurity awareness month - week 3 graphic. Cybersecurity awareness month - week 3: suspicious emails. Can you be sure that email is from who you think it is? We've seen a recent trend over the past 18 months where supplier's emails are hacked and used to commit mandate fraud. This can often be the result of poor password security.

News | 11 October 2021

Password security (Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 2)

A survey by Google found that 50% of people use the same passwords for the majority of their accounts, making them much easier to hack.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month WEEK 2: Password security. The risks of poor login security and reusing passwords. 50% of people use the same passwords for most accounts. Password best practice is the three random words method. Online fraud increased by 70% in the last year. Veritau logo

News | 4 October 2021

Cybersecurity at work (Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 1)

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and as usual we're helping our member councils spread awareness of common cybercrime topics...

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Cybersecurity awareness month - week 1: Cybersecurity at work. Why does cybersecurity matter in local government? £2.87 million = Average cost of a cyberattack in 2020 200 days = average time to detect a breach 45% of people see their organisation being at little or no risk 51% of people say IT should be solely responsible

News | 21 September 2021

Be aware of Covid pass fraud

Fraudsters are using the NHS Covid pass as a way to target the public by convincing them to hand over money, financial details and personal information. A new campaign is asking members of the public...

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Beware of Covid pass fraud_NHS

News | 5 May 2021

The five whys of information security

The '5 whys' is a handy tool that can be used to help analyse the underlying cause of information security incidents (data breaches). In 2020, 37% of companies in...

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Image of filing cabinet and paper folders - The five whys of information security

News | 15 April 2021

Preventing fraud on social media: Fraud Advisory Panel statement

The Fraud Advisory Panel has published a joint statement on preventing fraud on social media. Social media has featured in at least 61,000 crime reports to Action Fraud...

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Preventing fraud on social media - fraud advisory panel PDF

News | 26 October 2020

Phishing and its risks

Phishing is when cybercriminals attempt to trick you into giving away information. This usually occurs via email but can also be received on a text message, by phone, letter...

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Phishing wide infographic Veritau

News | 25 October 2020

What is whaling?

Whaling is where a cybercriminal impersonates a senior member of staff and sends a communication under their guise. It's similar to phishing but specifically targets senior people...

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What is whaling wide infographic Veritau

News | 24 October 2020

Password security

We all know how important password security is. If a hacker is able to access your account, they could obtain dangerous information, install malware, steal data, or attempt a cyber-fraud…

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Password security wide infographic Veritau