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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. But...

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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 | 5 October 2021

Veritau’s on the run! Support us in the Yorkshire Marathon

We're excited for the Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday 17 October, where we have two teams running the corporate relay race.

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Veritau's on the run - Yorkshire Marathon fundraising (joggers' legs with trainers)

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 | 24 September 2021

Council tenant living abroad ordered by court to vacate property

Fraud officers worked in collaboration with the housing officers to investigate this case, after a routine visit to the property led to concerns that...

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Council tenant living abroad - press release - York County Court

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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News | 20 September 2021

The children’s internet code – what does it mean for schools?

On 1 September 2021, the Information Commissioner's Office brought the children’s internet code into force. What does this mean for schools?

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Children's internet code schools - Veritau - Child in red hoodie looking at internet content on laptop

News | 24 May 2021

An A-Z of internal audit

May is Internal Audit Awareness Month, and we want to raise awareness by trying to explain what internal audit is and what it does. In this A-Z, we've listed a word or phrase for every letter of the alphabet from...

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Graphic of person's hands holding paperwork and magnifying glass, with coffee and phone on desk - A-Z of internal audit Veritau

News | 10 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week

At Veritau we are supporting and celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week This year’s theme is nature and how connecting with the natural world can support good mental health. Today marks…

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Mental Health Awareness graphic: 10-16 May, "nature"Week 2021

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 the UK reported an information security incident...

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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 | 2 April 2021

Our rebrand and new website

We’re pleased to launch Veritau’s rebrand and new website. Established in 2009, Veritau is a local government shared service providing assurance to the public sector. With over 500 clients and…

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Brand visuals feature - Veritau rebrand new website