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Looking for some simple steps you can take to significantly improve your cyber security? Join the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit for a unique webinar to learn how to improve your passwords, and easily strengthen yourself against cybercrime.

Cyber Protect Officers from the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit will be delivering a webinar to help businesses and members of the public improve their passwords, protecting their digital and online lives.

With many people working remotely during the lockdown, it's now more important than ever to ensure you protect yourself online to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime.

Recently, there has been an increase in the hacking of social media and email accounts, both business and personal, making up nearly 80% of all cybercrime in the North West of England and North Wales. A large majority of these crimes could have been prevented if stronger passwords had been used together with two-factor authentication (2FA).

During this session we aim to show you just how passwords work, how criminals steal, crack and use them to commit crime, and some of the simple steps you can take to boost your cyber security.

Speaker Details

Keith Terrill and Louisa Murphy are Cyber Protect Officers in the Cyber Crime Unit at the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (A collaboration of the six North West police forces – Cheshire Constabulary, Cumbria Constabulary, Greater Manchester Police, Lancashire Constabulary, Merseyside Police and North Wales Police).

As part of a national policing network, their role focusses on making the North West a safer place online. They link directly to both the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Action Fraud to obtain the latest cybercrime reports and national guidance.

They often speak at conferences and business events to raise awareness of current cyber threats, national advice and best practices so that Local Authorities, businesses and individuals can best protect themselves, their information and assets. They also work closely with victims of cybercrime to understand how they were targeted and to help them become more secure.



Louisa Murphy

Cyber Protect Officer at North West Regional Organised Crime Unit

Keith Terrill

Cyber Protect Officer at North West Regional Organised Crime Unit

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