Commissioner Supports Staying Safe Online
The City of London Police, in partnership with Get Safe Online, has put together a National Cyber Crime Survey. Its purpose is to learn about people’s awareness of online safety and experiences of cybercrime, with a view to improving their knowledge and understanding on how to help provide a better response to victims.

This study fits with Hertfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner's policy on cyber crime and fraud. Mr Lloyd recently launched two new online business modules on Citizens' Academy for business owners to help them identify online fraud and scams.

Cybercrime and fraud are currently two of the biggest concerns for businesses in the UK and the government estimates that the impact on the British economy is around £50 billion. Added to this, 70% of all fraud in Hertfordshire is committed against businesses and the financial and reputational implications can be huge.

Citizen's Academy offers free online access to a range of interactive tools to help people keep themselves, their property and their community safe.The courses are free to take and have been put together in consultation with Hertfordshire’s Independent Business Advisory Group (IBAG) and with the expert input of Hertfordshire Constabulary crime prevention officers and cybercrime experts.

The results of this short survey will help police forces gain a better idea of the challenges they are facing. If you have a spare 15 minutes, we would be grateful if you could complete the short questionnaire.

(Picture courtesy of Action Fraud)