How to secure your social media accounts

The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands Stand: D18

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau Cyber Crime Dashboard details that from 1st January 2022 - 19th July 2022, there 718 were incidents of social media and email hacking. These incidents have led to reported losses of over £9.8K. With 81% of small and medium businesses using at least one social platform to stay connected with their customers, it's essential that business owners take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their customers from cyber attacks. According to UK Finance, the prevalence of scams beginning on social media increased significantly in 2021, with social media becoming the most profitable way for scammers to operate. This provides cybercriminals with unlimited opportunities to exploit victims through the likes of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Here are some simple steps you can take to secure your social media accounts.

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