Useful Links

Action Fraud - The UK's national fraud reporting centre, run by the National Fraud Authority.
www.actionfraud.org.uk

Anti Phishing Working Group - If you have received a phishing email then you can forward it to the Anti Phishing Working Group. They will then look into identifying and shutting down web sites, domain names and email addresses used by fraudsters, improving user protection systems like anti-phishing toolbars and anti-spyware products, and improving anti-spam filters so that fewer spam emails get through.
www.antiphishing.org

Bank Safe Online - The UK banking industry's initiative to help online banking customers stay safe online. If you have received a phishing email then you can forward it to Bank Safe Online. They will then look into identifying and shutting down web sites, domain names and email addresses used by fraudsters, improving user protection systems like anti-phishing toolbars and anti-spyware products, and improving anti-spam filters so that fewer spam emails get through.
www.banksafeonline.org.uk

The British Bankers' Association (BBA) - The voice of the banking industry for all banks who operate within the UK.
www.bba.org.uk

Business IT Guide - The Business IT Guide is an online resource available free of charge to small to medium-sized businesses in Wales. The backbone of the Guide is a self-help diagnosis tool, and supporting this are over 80 Guides including IT security guides. The Guides are designed to enable businesses to access and understand the benefits to be gained from adopting and fully exploiting ICT (information and communication technologies).
www.businessitguide.com

Business Wales - For business information, advice and support, go to the Welsh Government's Business Support website where you can access information regarding support on everything from starting up and expanding your business to exporting your product and bringing your business to Wales.  If you need to know about available financial support, property or the broadband and ICT networks in Wales, this website can help you find out more.
www.business.wales.gov.uk

Card Watch - A UK banking industry initiative that aims to raise awareness of card fraud prevention.
www.cardwatch.org.uk

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre - CEOP is part of UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be. That means building intelligence around the risks, tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or with local and international forces and working with children and parents to deliver their unique ThinkuKnow educational programme.
www.ceop.gov.uk
www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Consumer Direct - Scams: watch out! - Consumer Direct is the government-funded telephone and online service offering information and advice on consumer issues. Here they offer advice about some of the common scams around
www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/watch_out/

FibreSpeed - FibreSpeed is a high-speed, fibre optic communications network in North Wales. It connects business parks, industrial estates and many other locations to provide affordable high-speed communication services. These services can make your business more competitive and more profitable, helping you to expand or launch exciting new ventures.
www.fibrespeed.co.uk

Get Safe Online - The UK’s national internet security awareness campaign.
www.getsafeonline.org

Home Office Identity Fraud Steering Committee - A cross public/private sector work programme to tackle identity theft and identity fraud.
www.identitytheft.org.uk

Internet Watch Foundation - The UK Hotline for reporting illegal content specifically: Child sexual abuse content hosted worldwide and criminally obscene content hosted in the UK.
http://www.iwf.org.uk/

Know the net - This site contains a wide range of articles on getting the best out of the internet, whether you're using it for business or for pleasure.  Amongst other things, it includes helpful advice on e-crime, data protection, dealing with viruses and preventing spam.
www.knowthenet.org.uk

Miller Smiles - The Internet's biggest archive of Spoof Email and Phishing Scams.
www.millersmiles.co.uk

Safe Social Networking – Provides information on how to use social networking sites such as Bebo, Facebook and MySpace safely. Teachers and parents can download resources for the classroom and can find out more about privacy settings and protecting yourself and children from cyber-bullying.
www.safesocialnetworking.com

Shop Safe Online - Provides online retailers with information on MasterCard SecureCode and Verisifed by Visa -secure services that make online shopping safer.
www.shopsafeonline.org.uk

The SANS Institute - is a large security training and conference company that offers excellent templates for IT security policies, which you can download from their site.  These policies are a good starting point and cover the full spectrum of IT security , including acceptable use policies, password policies and remote access policies amongst many others.
www.sans.org/resources/policies

UK Payments Administration - The UK trade association for payments and for those institutions that deliver payment services to customers.
www.ukpayments.org.uk

Welsh Government - For business information, advice and support, go to the Welsh Government’s Business Support website or telephone 03000 6 03000. Our specialist advisers can offer you support on everything from starting up and expanding your business to exporting your product and bringing your business to Wales. If you need to know about available financial support, property or the broadband and ICT networks in Wales, our website will help you find out more.
www.business.wales.gov.uk

Welsh Government e-Business Support - Most business processes which are integral to the successful running of an organisation can be made more efficient and successful through the integration of ICT. The integration of ICT within businesses enables growth, reduces costs and enhances profitability. The Welsh Government has a number of practical support programmes which will assist businesses in Wales to achieve these advantages, and more.
www.wales.gov.uk/ict

e-Crime Wales supports sustainability and green computing in business. For more information about organisations fostering sustainability and environmental support in Wales visit the links below:
www.greendragonems.com
http://www.sustainablewales.org
http://www.business.wales.gov.uk/environment
www.netregs.gov.uk

e-Crime Wales supports equality and diversity in Welsh businesses. To find out more about how to prevent discrimination and information about the Disability Discrimination Act visit FS4B
http://fs4b.wales.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?site=230&topicId=1073877851

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