Free Security Resources & Links


The UK National Cyber Security Centre


The Cyber Helpline - providing free, expert help for victims of cybercrime in the UK


Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) Cybersecurity Toolkit


SebDB, a FREE cyber security behaviour database of cyber security risks and how these link to security behaviours


FREE 'Cyber Streetwise' Advice from the UK Government


Get Safe Online is the US federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. Try the series of videos and interactive quizzes on online security.


Kaspersky Labs Computer Threats FAQ


Typosquatting – what happens when you mistype a website?


Microsoft Windows end of support dates


Microsoft Windows Server end of support dates


Cisco Umbrella Infographics


Shop Safely Online


Computer and Internet Safety Tips


Planning for Business Emergencies: Data Breaches Explained


Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service


Rowenna Fielding's data protection and info rights blog


University of York - Intro to Cyber Security and Data Protection


Fraud & Cybercrime Prevention resources from the NEBRC


The Ultimate Guide To Cyber Essentials


UK Metropolitan Police’s free Little Book of Big Scams


Guide to Online Holiday Shopping Safety


Internet Privacy & Security: How to Protect Your Digital Privacy


Information Security Handbook for Network Beginners by the Government of JAPAN

Advice for Parents

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) guide to internet safety for parents and young people.


Cyberbullying Research Center


Official US government website on bullying and cyberbullying

UK Safer Internet Centre, offers e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.


Internet Matters, an independent, organisation to help parents keep their children safe online


Firefox for families - The TechTalk


Dark Fairytales for Modern Kids - Reimagined Children's Books Teach Kids About Internet Safety


Cyber Legends - Empowering kids to learn online safety through play


Digital Citizenship: Guide for Parents by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security


A Teens Guide to Cyber Security's guide on Internet Safety for Teens


National Online Safety Free Software Platform Guides


National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) online safety guide


How to Keep Kids Safe Using Social Media


How to Protect Your Children on Their Smartphone


Broadband Parental Controls & Internet Safety for Children


Library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music


The eSafety Guide For Parents & Kids


Childnet International's internet safety resources


The Ultimate Parental Guide to Protecting Your Child Online


Digital/Cyber Safety Tips For Kids – How To Stay Safe Online?


What is Child Identity Theft and How Can You Protect Them


Identity Theft Protection Guide: Keep Your Family Safe


Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube & Internet Streaming for Kids


10 Most Common Cyber Bullying Tactics


Cyberbullying: What Parents & Teenagers Need to Know


How to Protect Your Children on Their Smartphone


Teenage cybercrime: Help your child make the right #CyberChoices

Domain Name System (DNS) Nameservers

Free DNS nameservers with filtered security.

Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

VPN Jurisdiction By Country


VPN Guide: Legality, Jurisdictions & Internet Censorship


Using a VPN Beginner's Guide

Free Cyber Security Training

NCSC's Free Cyber Security Training for Staff


Barclays Bank fraud quiz - Can you spot a super con?


Barclays Bank Cyber Security Awareness Toolkit


Virgin Media Cybercrime Test


Cyber Security for Beginners - Learn how to secure your online world in just 5 weeks of FREE cyber security training!


Cyber Security for Small Business Owners - Learn how to protect your business in 7 weeks of FREE cyber security training!


ESET’s Online Cybersecurity Awareness Training


FREE Security Awareness Program (20+ videos)


Cyber Security Quick Guides


Free Cybersecurity Training from RangeForce


Cisco OpenDNS Phishing Quiz


Google’s Phishing Quiz


KnowBe4's Guide to Social Engineering


KnowBe4's Social Engineering Red Flags handout

Reporting Incidents, Fraudulent Links and Emails

Reporting a cyber security incident in the UK


Report a phishing email to the UK NCSC Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS):


UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime.


PhishTank is a free service by Cisco OpenDNS to report phishing links:


Report tech support scams, whether they claim to be from Microsoft or from another tech company:


Report email misuse for and Hotmail:

Report abuse or suspected cyberattacks for Microsoft Azure, OneDrive, & Office 365:

Report unsafe & malicious websites to Microsoft


Report email misuse for a Google Mail account: or


Report email misuse for Yahoo Mail account:


To report phishing in Google Mail, open the email and select ‘Report phishing’ from the drop-down menu.


Report phishing on Apple services:


Reporting a possible scam in LinkedIn:


Report a phishing or spoofed Amazon email:


Report a fake PayPal email or spoofed website:


Report misuse of links:


Report fraudulent DocuSign attachments


Report phishing or malicious files shared on Dropbox:


Report phishing or malicious files shared on


Report phishing or malicious files shared via WeTransfer


Report fraud in Quora posts:


Report illegal activity such as fraud, phishing and malware for web domains registered with GoDaddy


Report a potentially dangerous website to Google


Report a phishing email to the Google Safe Browsing team:


UK Job Scam Advice & Reporting Service


To report a spam mobile phone text message forward the text to 7726 (spells out SPAM)


UK Metropolitan Police’s free Little Book of Big Scams


UK Metropolitan Police’s free Little Book of Cyber Scams


Take Five a national awareness campaign led by FFA UK


Bitdefender study ‘A Glance Into The Psychology Of Facebook Scam Victims’


UK national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre.


Tech support scams advice


How to spot the HMRC tax phone scam


A Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft


How to spot a catfish: 8 top tips to avoid catfishing


LinkedIn - Recognizing and Reporting Scams


UK Job Scam Advice & Reporting Service

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Tools

Email security check

Threat Reports

ivanti Ransomware Index Report Q2‑Q3 2022


Sophos Threat Reports


Trend Micro 2019 Midyear Security Roundup


McAfee Labs Quarterly Threats Report

Threats Report - June 2021.pdf

Threats Report - April 2021.pdf

Threats Report - November 2020.pdf

Threats Report - July 2020.pdf

Threats Report - August 2019.pdf

Threats Report - December 2018.pdf

Threats Report - September 2018.pdf

Threats Report - June 2018.pdf

Threats Report - March 2018.pdf

Threats Report - December 2017.pdf

Threats Report - September 2017.pdf

June 2017.pdf

March 2017.pdf

December 2016.pdf

September 2016.pdf

May 2016.pdf

March 2016.pdf


McAfee Labs Threats Report infographic overview














Cisco Annual Security Report


Cisco Security Report Infographics


Cisco Midyear Security Reports


Proofpoint Quarterly Threat Reports


Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)


Secunia Vulnerability Review 2018


UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Threat and Vulnerability Reports

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The AV-TEST Institute is an independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research.


Comparitech's antivirus guides and advice

Online Tools

VirusTotal is a free service that analyses suspicious files and web site addresses.


Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Database


The No More Ransom Project

F‑Secure’s free online tools

FREE Standalone Virus Scanner from Kaspersky


FREE Standalone Virus Scanner from Trend Micro


FREE Standalone Virus Scanner from ESET

Security Blogs

Graham Cluley, independent computer security analyst


Naked Security is Sophos's award-winning threat news room



Heimdal Security Blog


Krebs on Security by Brian Krebs


Malwarebytes Labs Blog


IT Security Guru


The Last Watchdog


Schneier on Security


Dark Reading


Davey Winder - Freelance Technology Journalist


The Antisocial Engineer Blog


John Opdenakker's Personal Infosec blog


SentinelOne Blog


G DATA Security Blog


Surfshark Cybersecurity Blog


15 of the Biggest Data Breaches in The Last 15 Years