12 March 2021
PSNI Cyber Crime Update
The following important information has been provided by the PSNI Cyber Crime Team
As we move towards Spring and into what we all hope to be a
more positive phase of the Covid pandemic, cyber attackers continue to attack
organisations across Northern Ireland, from sole traders, micro businesses to
Recent changes in Ransomware techniques combined with
well-publicised incidents such as the recent Microsoft Exchange vulnerability (https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/advice-following-microsoft-vulnerabilities-exploitation)
are just two examples of potential risks faced across Northern Ireland on a
daily basis. While many of these threats may at first seem daunting, it is
important to emphasise that taking a small number of simple steps will help
protect your organisation from common attacks.
This latest information sheet from the Cyber Crime Centre
highlights two new services on offer to local organisations.
Cyber Aware – Cyber Action Plan: A new
service aimed at Micro Businesses (those with under 10 employees) which will
provide a personalised list of actions designed to help improve your cyber
Police CyberAlarm – A new free service from the National Police Chiefs Council
(NPCC) designed to provide members with regular and free monitoring and
vulnerability assessment reports while at the same time, helping the Cyber
Crime Centre understand current threats facing organisations across all sectors
in Northern Ireland.
More information on Police
CyberAlarm can be found on www.cyberalarm.police.uk