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Welshpool firm backs Covid cybercrime fight

Created on 15/09/2020 @ 10:31

Welshpool company Tarian Technology has teamed up with Dyfed-Powys Police to prevent cyber-criminals using the Covid-19 pandemic to scam local businesses and individuals.

The ground-breaking initiative, called Cyberwatch, features a six-stage series of in-depth Q&A videos, filmed in a Dyfed-Powys Police interview room.

Cyberwatch helps firms to safeguard their operations and staff from cyber-criminals and can advise on how to keep remote workers cyber safe.

The company said that hackers are using the pandemic to trick victims into downloading booby-trapped documents to spread malware and ransomware, even among health centres and those who are trying to save lives.

It is reported that insurer, Beazley, has experienced a 25% spike in clients being hit by ransomware, compared to the same period last year.

For more details and watch the six, monthly Cyberwatch broadcasts by Detective Gareth Jordan and Tarian Technology’s Cyber Business Lead, Dan Edmunds (Dan.Edmunds@Tarian.Tech), visit

If you are a victim of a Cyber-Crime, contact Dyfed-Powys Police on 101.

Cyberwatch’s 5 Top Tips to safe and secure remote working

·      Ensure you have a “remote working policy” in place to instruct users on the safe and secure practices

·      Ensure you are using a credible VPN for users to connect into your company infrastructure

·      Don’t assume your infrastructure is safe from cyber-attacks, just because you are not in the office – continue to monitor your networks

·      Have a plan in place to react to any cyber-attacks which may occur while you don’t have onsite IT Security Support

·      Test the plan to ensure that it is suitable for your business needs and adjust accordingly

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