Advice for Businesses

You should not report a crime to the Police in this way. If you think you may have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, you should report this to Action Fraud at or by calling 0300 123 2040. 


The Police CyberAlarm

West Yorkshire Police has announced that every business and organisation in the region can now get access to a free tool called Police CyberAlarm, designed to help them understand and monitor the threats they face from malicious cyber activity

Police CyberAlarm acts as a “CCTV camera” monitoring the traffic seen by a member’s connection to the internet. It will detect and provide regular reports of suspected malicious activity, enabling organisations to minimise their vulnerabilities.

Found out more, and how to become a member by visiting their website- Police CyberAlarm

Small Business Guide: Cyber Security

How to improve your cyber security; affordable, practical advice for businesses.

Step 1 - Backing up your data

5 things to consider when backing up your data.

Step 2 - Protecting your organisation from malware

5 free and easy-to-implement tips that can help prevent malware damaging your organisation.

Step 3 - Keeping your smartphones (and tablets) safe

5 quick tips that can help keep your mobile devices (and the information stored on them) secure.

Step 4 - Using passwords to protect your data

5 things to keep in mind when using passwords.

Step 5 - Avoiding phishing attacks

Steps to help you identify the most common phishing attacks.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

There are two levels of certification:

Cyber Essentials

Is a self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. 

Cyber Essentials Plus

For Cyber Essentials Plus, a hands-on technical verification is carried out.

Cyber Information Sharing Partnerships (CISP) for business

“The Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership is a Government funded and managed portal helping organisations to have access to the latest threats and attacks so that they can protect themselves. The CISP receives inputs from a range of National Agencies and is available to organisations whether public private or charitable. The CISP lists details of a range of attacks as diverse as schools, health service and email scams.

It is a free service and will not spam members.

To join simply go to

Each region has its own section and locally those joining the CISP are invited to link to the Yorkshire Humberside group. Local business aql are the business ambassadors for the Regional CISP.”

Home working: preparing your organisation and staff

How to make sure your organisation is prepared for an increase in home working