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Hackers are constantly evolving the way they operate, which means cyber attacks are getting more and more difficult to identify and prevent.

At the same time, more and more of us are accessing sensitive personal and financial information across a number of devices, often storing passwords and even banking details for greater convenience and quicker access.

The trouble is, the more devices we store data on, the greater the chances of being hacked. Data breaches are common and increasing, even on seemingly secure platforms. Here are 10 steps you can take to keep your data as secure as possible.

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Cybercrime has been on the rise since the pandemic. More of us have had to make online purchases, which means scammers have more opportunity to defraud us.

If you regularly make online payments, whether for goods or services, you’ll need to watch out for the latest technique fraudsters are using to get their hands on your money – push payment fraud.

Figures from UK Finance, the banking trade body, have revealed that £236 million was lost to push payment fraud, with banks unable to return nearly three-quarters (74%) of the lost money.

In the vast majority of cases (88%) it was individual consumers who were conned out of their money, with an average loss of £2,784. The remaining cases were made up of businesses, who lost an average of £24,335 each.

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Although we’re slowly but surely creeping out of lockdown, it seems that some restrictions and changes to how we do things will be hanging around longer than others. 

Many office-based workplaces are adopting new work from home policies that will see staff working remotely for at least part of the working week. And the winter months could even see a drive to have everyone working from home again, wherever possible, in a bid to keep virus infection rates down.

We could also see a return to face masks.

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It’s been three years since GDPR came in to force to help protect our data. And even though it’s an EU directive, it’s been kept on in the UK post-Brexit.

Our quick guide to GDPR for small businesses should tell you everything you need to know.

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