Security Resources & Links

Advice

The UK National Cyber Security Centre

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance

 

Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) Cybersecurity Toolkit

https://gcatoolkit.org/

 

FREE 'Cyber Streetwise' Advice from the UK Government

https://www.cyberstreetwise.com/

 

Get Safe Online

https://www.getsafeonline.org/

  

OnGuardOnline.gov is the US federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. Try the series of videos and interactive quizzes on online security.

http://www.onguardonline.gov

 

Kaspersky Labs Computer Threats FAQ

https://www.kaspersky.co.uk/resource-center/threats

 

Typosquatting – what happens when you mistype a website?

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/typosquatting/

  

Online Safety Resource Guide, with over 60 resources aimed helping you stay safe online.

http://www.reviewlab.com/online-safety-guide/

 

Microsoft Windows end of support dates

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

 

Microsoft Windows Server end of support dates

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/lifecycle/search/1163

 

The Definitive Guide to Internet Privacy & Online Security

http://www.premierchoiceinternet.com/online-privacy/

 

Cisco Umbrella Infographics

https://learn-umbrella.cisco.com/infographics

 

Shop Safely Online

https://couponfollow.com/research/shop-safely-online

 

Computer and Internet Safety Tips

https://online.maryville.edu/online-bachelors-degrees/cyber-security/internet-safety-tips/

 

Planning for Business Emergencies: Data Breaches Explained

https://alertfind.com/planning-for-business-emergencies/

 

The GRC Hub (Governance, Risk and Compliance)

https://www.igrc.eu/

 

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service

http://identityfraud.org.uk

 

Civic's digital identity security blog

https://www.civic.com/blog/

 

Rowenna Fielding's data protection and info rights blog

https://missinfogeek.net/


Advice for Parents

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) guide to internet safety for parents and young people.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

Cyberbullying Research Center

http://cyberbullying.org/

 

UK Safer Internet Centre, offers e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

https://saferinternet.org.uk/

 

Internet Matters, an independent, organisation to help parents keep their children safe online

http://www.internetmatters.org/

 

Safety Tips For Children Online

http://powerdrillguru.com/blog/safety-tips-for-children-online/

 

A Teens Guide to Cyber Security

https://www.hotspotshield.com/resources/teens-guide-to-cyber-security/

 

Staysafe.org's guide on Internet Safety for Teens

https://www.staysafe.org/teens/

 

How to Deal with Cyberbullying & Substance Abuse

https://www.inpatientdrugrehab.org/cyberbullying-substance-abuse/

 

How to Keep Kids Safe Using Social Media

https://www.consumerprotect.com/how-to-keep-kids-safe-using-social-media/

 

Library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

 

E-Safety Guide For Parents & Kids
https://www.consumersbase.com/esafety-guide/

 

Childnet International's internet safety resources

bit.ly/ChildnetResources

 

The Parents Guide to Internet Safety, Security and Screen Time

https://yourgeardeconstructed.com/parents-internet-safety-security-screen-time-guide/

 

The Ultimate Parental Guide to Protecting Your Child Online

https://vpnvanguard.com/the-ultimate-parental-guide-to-protecting-your-child-on-the-internet/

 

Digital/Cyber Safety Tips For Kids – How To Stay Safe Online?

https://topreviewedten.com/kids-esafety-guide/

 

Identity Theft Protection Guide: Keep Your Family Safe

https://www.vpntesting.com/identity-theft

 

Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube & Internet Streaming for Kids

https://www.safetydetective.com/blog/parents-guide-for-safe-youtube-and-internet-streaming-for-kids/

  

Cyberbullying: The Full Guide For Parents, Children & Schools

https://homeguides.co.uk/cyberbullying/

 

How to Protect Your Children on Their Smartphone

https://www.tigermobiles.com/blog/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/


Free Cyber Security Training

NCSC's Free Cyber Security Training for Staff

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/training/top-tips-for-staff-web/story_html5.html

 

Barclays Bank fraud quiz - Can you spot a super con?

www.barclays.co.uk/security/digitally-safe-quiz

 

Barclays Bank Cyber Security Awareness Toolkit

https://labs.uk.barclays/cyber-security-awareness

 

Cyber Security for Beginners - Learn how to secure your online world in just 5 weeks of FREE cyber security training!

https://cybersecuritycourse.co/

 

Cyber Security for Small Business Owners - Learn how to protect your business in 7 weeks of FREE cyber security training! https://learninfosec.co.uk/

 

ESET’s interactive gamified Cybersecurity Awareness Training

https://www.eset.com/us/cybertraining/

 

Cisco OpenDNS Phishing Quiz

https://www.opendns.com/phishing-quiz/

 

Google’s Phishing Quiz

https://phishingquiz.withgoogle.com/


Reporting Incidents, Fraudulent Links and Emails

Reporting a cyber security incident in the UK

https://report.ncsc.gov.uk

 

UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime.

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_phishing

 

PhishTank is a free service by Cisco OpenDNS to report phishing links: http://www.phishtank.com

 

Report tech support scams, whether they claim to be from Microsoft or from another tech company:

www.microsoft.com/reportascam

 

Report email misuse for Outlook.com and Hotmail:

abuse@hotmail.com

 

Report email misuse for a Google Mail account: abuse@gmail.com or support.google.com/mail/contact/abuse

 

Report email misuse for Yahoo Mail account: abuse@yahoo.com

 

To report phishing in Google Mail, open the email and select ‘Report phishing’ from the drop-down menu.

 

Report phishing on Apple services: reportphishing@apple.com

 

Reporting a possible scam in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/ask/TS-RPS

 

Report a phishing or spoofed Amazon email: spoofing@amazon.com

 

Report a fake PayPal email or spoofed website: spoof@paypal.com

 

Report misuse of Bit.ly links: support@bitly.com

 

Report fraudulent DocuSign attachments

spam@docusign.com

 

Report phishing or malicious files shared on Dropbox:

www.dropbox.com/report_abuse

 

Report phishing or malicious files shared on Box.com:

abuse@box.com

 

Report phishing or malicious files shared via WeTransfer

https://wetransfer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

 

Report fraud in Quora posts: privacy@quora.com

 

Report illegal activity such as fraud, phishing and malware for web domains registered with GoDaddy

https://supportcenter.godaddy.com/AbuseReport

 

Report a potentially dangerous website to Google
http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_badware/


Passwords

Check if your email has been hacked

https://hacked-emails.com/

 

Check if you have been compromised in a data breach

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

 

SplashData’s Worst Passwords List

https://www.teamsid.com/100-worst-passwords/

https://www.teamsid.com/worst-passwords-2017-full-list/

https://www.teamsid.com/worst-passwords-2016/

https://www.teamsid.com/worst-passwords-2015/

 

Top 10,000 most common passwords

http://www.passwordrandom.com/most-popular-passwords

 

How to pick a proper password - by Sophos

https://youtu.be/pMPhBEoVulQ


Scams

ScamSearch - An Online Database Of 13,000+ Email Scams 

http://www.scammed.by

 

Take Five a national awareness campaign led by FFA UK

https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk

 

Bitdefender study ‘A Glance Into The Psychology Of Facebook Scam Victims’

http://bit.ly/facebook-scams

 

UK national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre.

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

 

Tech support scams advice

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/threats/support-scams

 

How to spot the HMRC tax phone scam

https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/how-to-spot-the-hmrc-tax-phone-scam




Domain Name Systems (DNS) Nameservers

Free DNS nameservers with filtered security.

https://quad9.net/

https://www.opendns.com/


Threat Reports

Secunia Vulnerability Review 2018

www.flexerasoftware.com/enterprise/resources/research/vulnerability-review/

 

McAfee Labs Quarterly Threats Report

Threats Report - December 2018.pdf

Threats Report - September 2018.pdf

Threats Report - June 2018.pdf

Threats Report - March 2018.pdf

Threats Report - December 2017.pdf

Threats Report - September 2017.pdf

June 2017.pdf

March 2017.pdf

December 2016.pdf

September 2016.pdf

May 2016.pdf

March 2016.pdf

 

McAfee Labs Threats Report infographic overview

infographic-threats-report-December-2018.pdf

infographic-threats-report-September-2018.pdf

infographic-threats-report-June-2018.pdf

infographic-threats-report-March-2018.pdf

infographic-threats-report-December-2017.pdf

infographic-threats-report-September-2017.pdf

infographic-threats-report-June-2017.pdf

infographic-threats-report-March-2017.pdf

infographic-threats-report-December-2016.pdf

infographic-threats-report-September-2016.pdf

infographic-threats-report-May-2016.pdf

infographic-threats-report-March-2016.pdf

 

Cisco Annual Security Report

http://bit.ly/cisco-asr-2018

http://bit.ly/cisco-asr-2017

http://bit.ly/cisco-asr-2016

http://bit.ly/cisco-asr-2015

 

Cisco Security Report Infographics

http://bit.ly/cisco-asr-2017-graphic

http://bit.ly/cisco-asr-2016-graphic

http://bit.ly/cisco-msr-2015-graphic

 

Cisco Midyear Security Reports

http://bit.ly/cisco-msr-2017

http://bit.ly/cisco-msr-2016

http://bit.ly/cisco-msr-2015

 

Proofpoint Quarterly Threat Reports

https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/threat-reports

 

Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)

http://www.verizonenterprise.com/verizon-insights-lab/dbir/

 

UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Threat and Vulnerability Reports 

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/index/report


Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

VPN Jurisdiction By Country

https://thebestvpn.com/5-9-14-eyes-countries/

 

VPN Guide: Legality, Jurisdictions & Internet Censorship

https://vpn-review.com/are-vpns-legal/

 

Using a VPN Beginner's Guide

https://thebestvpn.com/what-is-vpn-beginners-guide/

 

F-Secure FREEDOME VPN

https://www.f-secure.com/en_GB/web/home_gb/freedome

Antivirus

Avira Free Security Suite

http://www.avira.com/en/free-security-suite

 

FREE Commercial-Grade Antivirus for PC and Mac.

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/lp/sophos-home.aspx

 

Microsoft Security Essentials – FREE Antivirus for Windows 7

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/pc-security/microsoft-security-essentials.aspx

 

The AV-TEST Institute is an independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research.

www.av-test.org

 

Comparitech's antivirus guides and advice

https://www.comparitech.com/antivirus/


Online Tools

VirusTotal is a free service that analyses suspicious files and web site addresses.

https://www.virustotal.com/

 

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Database

http://www.cvedetails.com

 

The No More Ransom Project

https://www.nomoreransom.org/

 

FREE Standalone Virus Scanner from Kaspersky

https://www.kaspersky.co.uk/downloads#tools

 

FREE Standalone Virus Scanner from Trend Micro

http://housecall.trendmicro.com

 

FREE Standalone Virus Scanner from ESET

https://www.eset.com/int/home/products/online-scanner/


Security Blogs

Graham Cluley, independent computer security analyst

http://grahamcluley.com/

 

Naked Security is Sophos's award-winning threat news room

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/

 

Anti-Virus Information Exchange Network

http://avien.net/blog/

 

Heimdal Security Blog

https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/

 

Krebs on Security by Brian Krebs

http://krebsonsecurity.com

 

Malwarebytes Labs Blog

https://blog.malwarebytes.org/

 

IT Security Guru

http://www.itsecurityguru.org/

 

The Last Watchdog

http://lastwatchdog.com/

 

Schneier on Security

https://www.schneier.com/

 

Dark Reading

http://www.darkreading.com

 

The Antisocial Engineer Blog

https://theantisocialengineer.com/blog/

 

G DATA Security Blog

https://www.gdatasoftware.com/blog

 

15 of the Biggest Data Breaches in The Last 15 Years

https://hostingtribunal.com/blog/biggest-data-breach-statistics/