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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.
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Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

2021-02-0522:37

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 Units (ROCUs)·       Police Cyber Alarm For general Cyber Security;·       National Cyber Security Centre·       Action Fraud ·       Take Five ·       wmcyber.org   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 officer for the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit (WMRCCU) part of the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WMROCU) and Demi the WMRCCU as an intern taking a year out from her University Studies. Also, a member of the WMRCCU is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO – West MidlandsJames Squire - cyberpcsoWarwickshire and West Mercia   To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk to signup for our newsletter please visit www.wmcyber.org/subscribe. 
Romanace Fraud

Romanace Fraud

2021-01-2127:54

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 in this podcast are below;@DetectivesWMPScamalyticsTh!nk Jessica stepchangeFor general Cyber Security;·       National Cyber Security Centre·       Action Fraud·       Take Five ·       West Midlands Cyber Protect 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 officer for the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit (WMRCCU) part of the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WMROCU) and Demi the WMRCCU as an intern taking a year out from her University Studies.Also, a member of the WMRCCU is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO – West MidlandsJames Squire - cyberpcsoWarwickshire and West Mercia  To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk to signup for our newsletter please visit www.wmcyber.org/subscribe. 
Online Shopping

Online Shopping

2020-12-2114:04

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 hosts today were Patrick, a Detective and Cyber Protect officer for the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit (WMRCCU) part of the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WMROCU) and Demi the WMRCCU as an intern taking a year out from her University Studies. Also, a member of the WMRCCU is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO – West MidlandsJames Squire - cyberpcsoWarwickshire and West Mercia   To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk to signup for our newsletter please visit www.wmcyber.org/subscribe. 
Covid Phishing Scams

Covid Phishing Scams

2020-11-2409:50

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 officer for the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit (WMRCCU) part of the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WMROCU) and Demi the WMRCCU as an intern taking a year out from her University Studies. Also, a member of the WMRCCU is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO – West MidlandsJames Squire - cyberpcsoWarwickshire and West Mercia   To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk to signup for our newsletter please visit www.wmcyber.org/subscribe. 
Short Break

Short Break

2020-10-3001:45

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.pnn.police.uk. In the meantime, please visit: ·       National Cyber Security Centre·       Action Fraud·       Take Five ·       West Midlands Cyber Protect  Websites for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.   In the unfortunate event you receive a Phishing email please forward on to report@phishing.gov.uk if you receive a text messages (SMS) then please forward on to 7726. If you have a twitter account please follow three members of our team: West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO, Warwickshire and West Mercia is James Squire - cyberpcso Staffordshire Police Mathew Hough-Clews - sp_digitalpcso. I will leave it there for now, but as I say if you have any special requests or features that you would like us to include in our new and improved podcast, please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
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 the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO, Warwickshire and West Mercia is James Squire - cyberpcso and Staffordshire Police area is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso. To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
NHS App

NHS App

2020-09-2905:27

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 covering the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO, Warwickshire and West Mercia is James Squire - cyberpcso and Staffordshire Police area is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso.To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
9 Cyber Security Risks

9 Cyber Security Risks

2020-09-2208:54

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.ukwww.actionfraud.police.ukwww.ncsc.gov.ukwww.wmcyber.org 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 the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO, Warwickshire and West Mercia is James Squire - cyberpcso and Staffordshire Police area is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso. To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
Sextortion

Sextortion

2020-09-1407:33

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?CatfishingReporting - report@phishing.gov.uk 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 the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO, Warwickshire and West Mercia is James Squire - cyberpcso and Staffordshire Police area is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso. To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
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.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/setting-two-factor-authentication-2fa ·       Turn on two-factor authentication – Social Media, Banking & Email https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home#section_4 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.ukwww.actionfraud.police.ukwww.ncsc.gov.ukwww.wmcyber.org 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 the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO, Warwickshire and West Mercia is James Squire - cyberpcso and Staffordshire Police area is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso. To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk. 
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.ukwww.actionfraud.police.ukwww.ncsc.gov.ukwww.wmcyber.orgOur 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 the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO, Warwickshire and West Mercia is James Squire - cyberpcso and Staffordshire Police area is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso.To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
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.ukwww.actionfraud.police.ukwww.ncsc.gov.ukwww.wmcyber.org 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 the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO, Warwickshire and West Mercia is James Squire - cyberpcso and Staffordshire Police area is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso. To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
SIM Swapping

SIM Swapping

2020-08-1706:18

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.ukwww.actionfraud.police.ukwww.ncsc.gov.ukwww.wmcyber.org 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 the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO, Warwickshire and West Mercia is James Squire - cyberpcso and Staffordshire Police area is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso. To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
Covid 19 Scams

Covid 19 Scams

2020-08-1006:27

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.ukwww.actionfraud.police.ukwww.ncsc.gov.ukwww.wmcyber.org 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 the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO, Warwickshire and West Mercia is James Squire - cyberpcso and Staffordshire Police area is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso. To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
Blackbaud

Blackbaud

2020-08-0402:04

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.ukwww.ncsc.gov.ukwww.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 covering Warwickshire and West Mercia Police areas is James Squire - cyberpcso. To attend other events provided by the RCCU please see below.·        Are you prepared for a Cyber Attack? ·        Got questions about Cyber Crime?·        Can you spot a phishing Email?To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
The Insider

The Insider

2020-07-3104:36

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.ukwww.ncsc.gov.ukwww.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 covering Warwickshire and West Mercia Police areas is James Squire - cyberpcso. To attend other events provided by the RCCU please see below.·        Are you prepared for a Cyber Attack? ·        Got questions about Cyber Crime?·        Can you spot a phishing Email?To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
Common Scam Emails

Common Scam Emails

2020-07-3002:44

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.ukwww.ncsc.gov.ukwww.wmcyber.orgOur host is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso.Also covering the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO and covering Warwickshire and West Mercia Police areas is James Squire - cyberpcso.To attend other events provided by the RCCU please see below.·        Are you prepared for a Cyber Attack? ·        Got questions about Cyber Crime?·        Can you spot a phishing Email?To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
Bluetooth

Bluetooth

2020-07-2402:34

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.ukwww.ncsc.gov.ukwww.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 covering Warwickshire and West Mercia Police areas is James Squire - cyberpcso. To attend other events provided by the RCCU please see below. ·        Are you prepared for a Cyber Attack? ·        Got questions about Cyber Crime?·        Can you spot a phishing Email? To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
Home Working

Home Working

2020-07-1702:13

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.ukwww.ncsc.gov.ukwww.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 covering Warwickshire and West Mercia Police areas is James Squire - cyberpcso. To attend other events provided by the RCCU please see below.·        Are you prepared for a Cyber Attack? ·        Got questions about Cyber Crime?·        Can you spot a phishing Email? To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
Suspicious Emails

Suspicious Emails

2020-07-1002:30

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 host is today is James Squire who covers Warwickshire and West Mercia Police areas and can be found on twitter at cyberpcso. Also covering the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO and our regular host Mathew Hough-Clews who can be found sp_digitalpcso. To attend the events James mentioned please see details below. ·        Are you prepared for a Cyber Attack? ·        Got questions about Cyber Crime?·        Can you spot a phishing Email? To contact us please email us at wmcyber@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
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