Cyber Threat Weekly

Cyber Threat Weekly

Our lives are relying on technology more every day. Join us each week for your bitesize cybersecurity podcast. In this increasingly technical world we deliver non-technical cyber news, and identify the current threats we're facing.... Show More

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February 5, 2021 22 min

In this episode Demi provides an insight in to Safer Internet Day which is on Tuesday 9th February 2021.  


We talk to Rhiannon Buckle from South Wales ROCU - Tarian about Police Cyber Alarm, Safer Internet Day along with reporting an general Cyber Prevent and Protect within South Wales.

 You can contact Tarian here.

 

Items mentioned in this podcast are below;

·       UK National Security Tier 1 Risks
·       UK Regional Organised Crime ...

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January 21, 2021 27 min

In this episode we talk to Kloe, a West Midlands Police Fraud and Cyber Crime protect officer who talks to us about her team, support available and general fraud whilst highlighting Romance Fraud. 

 
In addition to speaking with Kloe, we talk to Berna who tells us about her experience when she was targeted by a Romance Fraud Scammer.  If you would like Berna to speak at an event for you please contact us first here.

 Items mentioned i...

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December 21, 2020 14 min

This episode talks about the how to shop online safely. 

 

After listening please visit National Cyber Security Centre, Action Fraud, Take Five and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Websites for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

 

To learn more about typosquatting visit the NSCS and this article.

 

Please forward any Phishing emails you receive on to report@phishing.gov.uk and any text messages on to 7726.

 

Our ...

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November 24, 2020 9 min

This episode talks about the COVID-19 related Phishing tactics. 

 

After listening please visit National Cyber Security Centre, Action Fraud, Take Five and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Websites for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

 

Please forward any Phishing emails you receive on to report@phishing.gov.uk and any text messages on to 7726.

 

Our hosts today were Patrick, a Detective and Cyber Protect off...

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October 30, 2020 1 min

These shows notes are also a full transcript of this Podcast episode.

Hello and welcome.

 

This is a brief announcement regarding our Podcast.  We are taking a short break from producing the Cyber Threat Weekly.  We plan to be back no later than the middle of November 2020 with a new and improved version.

 

If you have any special requests of what you would like to hear about please feel free to contact us at wmcyber@west-midlands.p...

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October 5, 2020 13 min

This episode talks about Home Working Cyber Essentials.


After listening to this podcast please visit National Cyber Security Centre, Action Fraud, Take Five and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Websites for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

 

Our host today is Patrick, a Detective and Cyber Protect officer for the Regional Cyber Team part of the Regional Organised Crime Unit for the West Midlands.

 

Also covering...

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September 29, 2020 5 min

This episode talks about the launch of the NHS Covid – 19 App. 

After listening to this podcast please visit National Cyber Security Centre, Action Fraud, Take Five and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Websites for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

 

Our host today is Patrick, a Detective and Cyber Protect officer for the Regional Cyber Team part of the Regional Organised Crime Unit for the West Midlands.

 

Also ...

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September 22, 2020 8 min

This episode talks about 9 Common Cyber Security Risks and Cyber Essentials

 

After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, Take Five, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Websites for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

 

www.takefive-stopfraud.org.uk
www.actionfraud.police.uk
www.ncsc.gov.uk
www.wmcyber.org

 

Our host today is Patrick, a Detective and Cyber Protect office...

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September 14, 2020 7 min

This episode talks about the Sextortion, Romance Fraud, Newcastle University Cyber-attack and the Bank of England


After listening to this podcast please visit National Cyber Security Centre, Action Fraud, Take Five and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Websites for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  


Have I Been Pwned?
Catfishing

Reporting -
report@phishing.gov.uk 


Our host today is Patrick, a Detective and Cy...

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September 4, 2020 8 min

This episode talks about the Multifactor Authentication along with UK Business Cyber Resilience and International efforts to make being online safer. 

 

For more information visit the NCSC’s guidance on multi-factor authentication visit: 

·       Multi-factor authentication for online services – https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/multifactor-authentication-online-services

·       Setting up two-factor authentication (2FA) 

https://www.ncs...

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August 28, 2020 4 min

This episode talks about the Business Email Compromise along with Pension Scams and more. 

After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, Take Five, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Websites for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

www.takefive-stopfraud.org.uk
www.actionfraud.police.uk
www.ncsc.gov.uk
www.wmcyber.org


Our host today is Patrick, a Detective and Cyber Prot...

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August 21, 2020 6 min

This episode talks about the Credential Stuffing, PayPal Scam, Scammers targeting the Ritz and Ransomware attack on Jack Daniels. 

 www.haveibeenpwned.com 

After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, Take Five, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Websites for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

 

www.takefive-stopfraud.org.uk

www.actionfraud.police.uk

www.ncsc.gov.uk

www...

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August 17, 2020 6 min

This episode talks about the SIM Swapping, Ransomware target Travelex and Microsoft Patching. 

 

After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

 

www.takefive-stopfraud.org.uk
www.actionfraud.police.uk
www.ncsc.gov.uk
www.wmcyber.org

 

Our host today is Patrick, a Detective and Cyber Protect o...

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August 10, 2020 6 min

This episode talks about the ten Covid 19 related scams currently being observed data breach. 

 

After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

 

www.takefive-stopfraud.org.uk

www.actionfraud.police.uk

www.ncsc.gov.uk

www.wmcyber.org

 

Our host today is Patrick, a Detective and Cyber Protect o...

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August 4, 2020 2 min

This episode talks about the Blackbaud data breach. 

 After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

www.actionfraud.police.uk
www.ncsc.gov.uk
www.wmcyber.org

 

Our host is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso.

Also covering the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO an...

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July 31, 2020 4 min

This episode talks about the Insider Risk. 

 

After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

 

www.actionfraud.police.uk
www.ncsc.gov.uk
www.wmcyber.org

 

Our host is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso.

 Also covering the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO and cover...

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July 30, 2020 2 min

This episode talks about the most common scam emails. 

After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

www.actionfraud.police.uk
www.ncsc.gov.uk
www.wmcyber.org


Our host is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso.

Also covering the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO an...

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July 24, 2020 2 min

This episode talks about vulnerabilities with Bluetooth, UK Governments approach with Russian online interference, US and China Covid 19 spying and more. 

 

After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

 

www.actionfraud.police.uk
www.ncsc.gov.uk
www.wmcyber.org

 

Our host is Mathew Hough-Cl...

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July 17, 2020 2 min

This episode talks about learning opportunities for those home working, router issues, social media account take overs and more. 

 

After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

 

www.actionfraud.police.uk

www.ncsc.gov.uk

www.wmcyber.org

 

 

Our host is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at ...

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July 10, 2020 2 min

Suspicious Emails, we all get them.  If you have an email account then you get them.  Not only do they directly try and scam you they are also used as a technique to deliver malicious software to infect your device and or network.

 

After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

 

 

Our ho...

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