Have I Been Pwned:
HIBP is a free resource for anyone to quickly assess if they may have been put at risk due to an online account of theirs having been compromised or "pwned" in a data breach. It is simple to use and entirely free allowing it to be of maximum benefit to the community. Visit https://haveibeenpwned.com/
Type your email into the box and find out if / where your email account and password may already have been compromised. (If you do find that your email and password are known from a data breach, you don’t need to change your email address, just your password for the breached site)
Business Email Compromise: Just think - if your email account becomes compromised, criminals will have access to it and will avail themselves to creating filters or rules. This allows criminals to act as your business and also intercept emails and falsify invoices and information. Imagine how much important data that your email account contains that criminals could utilise for their benefit!
Hopefully the above will have been enough to make you realise the importance of passwords, and if you need more advice and guidance on Cyber Safety, the NCSC have some very good resources for businesses:
There is also a very useful PDF booklet they have created:
The Small Business Guide Actions leaflet has some useful bullet points that you might want to have a look at as well:
Detective Constable Gareth Jordan has been a police officer for 13 years and prior to that, was employed in the IT and Pre-Press and Print sector.
Gareth is now based at Police HQ in Carmarthen and has been involved in investigating all forms of crime that have a cyber-element to them.
He has a wealth of knowledge regarding Cyber Security and continues to expand this by being involved in the day-to-day investigation of cyber-based crimes.
Gareth knows about the latest cyber scams and can explain how they are carried out – and more importantly – how you can avoid falling foul of them.