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Stay safe online

The risk from online attack poses a threat to every aspect of our lives. It is not limited to just the business environment but to any device with online capability. To inform us all on the best way to stay safe online, the government has provided step-by-step guidance to counter any type of online threat via the Cyber Streetwise and Get Safe Online websites.

Get Safe Online can help improve the online safety and confidence of all consumers and small businesses.

One of the easiest ways to stay safe online is to keep your passwords safe:
Millions of people use a password to gain access to online resources ranging from business purposes to personal information. A password is similar to a key; if it is compromised, it can allow access to your secure information.

Get Safe Online provides practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. Get Safe Online and Police Scotland have further guidance about online shopping, gaming and even online dating!