Staying secure online
As a social service worker, either now or in the future, you’ll have access to digital devices as part of your job. It is necessary to safeguard these devices and the information you have access to. We built this learning resource to help you with this.
- You will learn:
- about online threats
- the risk they present
- how to protect yourself
- how to keep others safe.
It's your responsibility
Cyber security isn’t only for people who work in IT or might be good with computers. It’s everyone’s responsibility – including yours. When cyber criminals target your service or the people who use it then you become the last line of defence.
Install software updates as soon as you can. You never know when it will be too late.Play scenario
Fake update notification
Not all update and antivirus notifications are genuine. Be careful with what you install.Play scenario
Tech support scam
Criminals will call you claiming to be Microsoft or your internet provider. But how bad can it get?Play scenario
6 Things you need to know and do to stay secure online
Our top tips for staying cyber secure with detailed explanations to help you protect yourself.View the 6 Things
Put your knowledge to the test with these case studies. Each simulates a range of common cyber attacks on a social services provider. How would you act in these situations and has your own service done enough to shield itself?Open the excercise