News article

Little Book of Cyber Scams for NI businesses

1 May 2020


Advice to help you increase your cyber security knowledge and protection

ScamwiseNI and the PSNI Cyber Crime Centre have recently announced a joint adoption of the 'Little Book of Cyber Scams' from the Metropolitan Police Service.

Aimed at both individuals and small and medium-sized businesses, the booklet:

  • provides advice on common cyber threats
  • suggests ways to mitigate risk
  • signposts to local resources such as the NI Cyber Security Centre

The booklet offers guidance on the steps you can take to change behaviours and secure yourself or your business online. It contains information on:

  • cyber crime types
  • hacking
  • denial of service (DDoS) attacks
  • social engineering attacks
  • payment fraud
  • malware
  • data leakage and data protection
  • Wi-Fi hotspots
  • business risks
  • how to report cyber crime

Find the 'Little Book of Cyber Scams' in the cyber crime section of the PSNI website.

More information on scams, including on how to spot them and how to report them, is available through ScamwiseNI.

For more advice on protecting your business from all types of online threats, you can also browse the wide range of guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre.


First published 1 May 2020