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Support for Businesses - Cyber Protect Officers

Businesses of all shapes, sizes and sectors have become ever more reliant on the internet to do business. From advertising their wares to online databases, businesses count on the web to make their money.

But with that reliance comes danger. That’s why we have our Cyber Protect Officer, Jodie Nevin.

Jodie’s role is to provide security advice to small and medium sized businesses throughout Derbyshire to prevent cyberattacks.

One in five businesses that were attacked suffered damage to their systems last year simply because they did not protect themselves properly.

Cybercriminals may choose to hack, send phishing emails, send spam, use ransomware and spyware and use DoS to infiltrate a business. To help you prevent these attacks, Jodie can deliver presentations on understanding the risks of cybercrime and offer advice on helping you to plan a disaster recovery plan and review what you already have in place.

If you are setting up a business or need some advice regarding your business security, you can contact Jodie on: Jodie.Nevin.17222@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK and follow her on Twitter via @DerbysCyberBiz.


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Tips on keeping yourself and your business Cyber-SAFE’

Cyber-Protect Tips

Strong Passwords

A strong password is your first line of defence against cybercriminals. It is advised that you create passwords that are made up of three random words with symbols and numbers to   prevent the most experienced cybercriminal from entering your cyber domain.

Anti-Virus and Software Update

Software updates contain vital security upgrades which help protect your device from viruses and cybercriminals. It is very easy to click ‘later’ or ‘tomorrow’, but by updating your anti-virus or software, you are protecting your device from viruses, spyware and other malware instantaneously. 

Files back up on an external device

Keep a backup separate from your computer whether it's on a USB stick, a separate computer drive or a separate computer. Make sure the device containing the backup data is not connected (either physically or over a local network) to the devise holding the original copy. Ransomware and other malware can often move to attached   storage devises automatically. This means any external backup device connected to your computer could also become infected, leaving you with no backup to recover from. 



Employees need to be regularly reminded of the real and present danger of cybercrime. You could create a checklist and make sure your employees know what they are looking out for with regards to the different types of cyber-attacks and the techniques cybercriminals are using.


Using the Cyber Essentials scheme to protect against common online threatCyberEssentialsLogo

The Cyber Essentials Scheme has been developed as part of the UK National Cyber Security Programme and gives an opportunity to have your organisation assessed by expert cyber security specialists.

If your business is certified with Cyber Essentials, your business demonstrates that it holds itself to a high standard of cyber security and that your business maintains a strict stance on cyber security in accordance with the UK National Cyber Security Programme. Figures suggest that Cyber Essentials reduces exposure to cyberattacks by 80%; it is a worthwhile certificate to obtain and help protect your business and your customers.

You might consider a small virus or small piece of malware to be harmless, but you would be wrong. Each type of cyberattack could cause a great loss of company and client data, disrupt a business’s cash flow and take up hours to resolve. An attack could stop you from trading and damage your hard-earned reputation. A loss of data could breach the Data Protection Act and lead to fines or prosecution.

It is time to strengthen your cyber security to prevent cybercriminals assessing and or stealing your data.

Click here for more information regarding Cyber Essentials.

Other useful websites

Action Fraud

ActionFraudLogoAction Fraud is the UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre. Tel: 0300 123 2040


Cyber Aware

CyberAwareLogoCyber Aware (formerly Cyber Streetwise) aims to drive behaviour change amongst small businesses and individuals. This is based on expert advice from the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ.


Get Safe Online

GetSafeOnlineLogoGet Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.



NoMoreRansomLogoNoMoreRansom is a website which offers great advice about ransomware and protecting you and your business against it. They have a Crypto Sheriff tool that helps determine the type of ransomware you have been infected with.


Take Five

TakeFiveLogoTake Five is a national campaign that offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone in the UK protect themselves against financial fraud.


Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.