Intelligent CISO Issue 13 | Page 13

news UK Cyber Survey exposes gaps in online security • • • • new survey has exposed exploitable gaps in the personal security knowledge of UK residents. The UK Cyber Survey was independently carried out on behalf of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, and Department for Digital, Media and Sport (DCMS). The findings will inform government policy and the guidance offered to A organisations and the public. Among the results – which are published in full on – were: • Only 15% say they know a great deal about how to protect themselves from harmful activity • The most regular concern is money being stolen – with 42% feeling it likely to happen by 2021 • A total of 89% use the Internet to • make online purchases – with 39% on a weekly basis One in three rely to some extent on friends and family for help on cybersecurity Young people are more likely to be privacy conscious and careful of what details they share online A total of 61% of Internet users check social media daily but 21% report they never look at social media A total of 70% always use PINs and passwords for smart phones and tablets Less than half do not always use a strong, separate password for their main email account The NCSC has also published separate analysis of the 100,000 most commonly re- occurring passwords that have been accessed by third parties in global cyberbreaches. DEDICATED CYBERCRIME UNITS GET MULTI- MILLION-POUND CASH INJECTION he NPCC National Cyber Crime Programme has announced that every police force in England and Wales now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit in place following a multi-million-pound investment from the government. The announcement was made at a launch event held by Chief Constable Peter Goodman in his role as National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) lead for Cyber Crime. T Forces were able to access £7 million worth of funding this year to build the Cyber Crime Units, including recruiting specialist officers and staff to the units and investing in technology, equipment and training. Investment in the units by the Home Office will continue through 19/20 and 20/21. Chief Constable Goodman said: “In the last six years we | Issue 13 have introduced a robust national and regional network of dedicated Cyber Crime Units from the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) within the NCA, to the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) but we were still lacking a local response as part of the Team Cyber UK network. The Force Cyber Crime Units fill this gap and will deliver a force level capability to investigate and pursue offenders, help businesses and victims protect themselves from attack and work with partners to prevent vulnerable individuals from committing cybercrime. This is a great start and lays down a solid foundation for each force to build on.” u 13