Cyber Safety in the Digital World
South Yorkshire Police's Cyber Protect Officer Dannielle Lee will explore the straightforward measures local businesses can implement to protect their money, reputation, data, IT equipment and IT-based services from cyber criminals in a digital world.
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Today's digital world is incredibly exciting, with advancements in technology opening up all sorts of opportunities for businesses in South Yorkshire and nationwide.
Unfortunately, the growth and evolution of the internet has also unlocked potential for criminal abuse. Cyber crime is a rapidly expanding area - more than four out of five fraud offences reported nationally are cyber-enabled.
Criminal tactics have been shifting in recent years and the offenders are increasingly targeting businesses over individuals. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) face a particularly tricky challenge, as they must balance cyber security needs with the time and money available.
In addition, following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses have become more reliant than ever upon the internet - with teams all working remotely from home, and more goods and services being sold online rather than in person. This gives fraudsters even more opportunities to exploit victims online.
Fortunately, there are number of straightforward measures you can put in place to protect your money, reputation, data, IT equipment and IT-based services.
South Yorkshire Police Cyber Protect Officer Dannielle Lee will explore a number of key areas including data back-ups, software updates, two factor authentication, phishing emails, malware, social media, protection of devices and passwords and CEO spoofing.
Dannielle Lee, Cyber Protect Officer for South Yorkshire Police
Dannielle Lee joined South Yorkshire Police as Cyber Protect Officer in January 2020.
Her role involves delivering cyber crime protection information to communities and businesses across the South Yorkshire force area through presentations, meetings and calls. She is also experienced in sharing messages with the wider public through social media and community alerts. In addition, Dannielle provides personalised, one-to-one advice and support to previous victims of cyber crime to prevent them from becoming a repeat victim.
Dannielle has a BA(Hons) degree in Criminal Justice and has completed the NPCC's Foundation in Computing and Networking and Cyber Crime Protect and Prepare courses.
Dannielle has always lived in South Yorkshire and is passionate about providing a public service and making a difference in her local area. Before becoming a Cyber Protect Officer, Dannielle spent a year and a half as a Community Safety Volunteer for the force and was also a helpline volunteer at the Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre.
Dannielle can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Yorkshire Police
South Yorkshire Police is one of the country's top performing forces and was rated the most improved force, for the third consecutive year, in the most recent HMICFRS inspection.
Over the last couple of years there has been significant investment in neighbourhood policing in South Yorkshire, providing communities with teams of dedicated, local police officers, together with police community support officers, who listen to, and work with, the public, community groups, partner agencies and businesses to reduce crime, protect the vulnerable and enhance community safety through problem-solving approaches.
The force encompasses full spectrum policing and its various specialist teams can and will work with and support businesses in a wide variety of ways - from the mounted team assisting in the apprehension of a shop lifter to the Cyber Protect Officer providing employers and employees with online safety advice.
Find out more about the force - and its plans to recruit hundreds of new officers - at www.southyorks.police.uk.