As we spend more time at home and on our online devices, over one third (34%) of people say that they’re more concerned about cybercrime than physical crime and a startling 1 in 5 people are a victim of cybercrime!* You could be more at risk than you might think.
If strengthening your passwords is something you keep putting off, or you feel overwhelmed by the sea of online security information, you’re not alone.
As part of the Cyberhood Watch initiative, launched in 2019 in partnership with Avast,Neighbourhood Watch have launched a PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0Rd campaign that targets both the overwhelmed and complacent, providing everyone with 3 easy steps to be more secure online.
PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0Rd in 3 easy steps
- Create a separate password for your email account
- Use 3 random words
- Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA)
To find out more about how to do each step visit our Password Protection page on the website .
But don’t stop there! Whilst taking those 3 easy steps will go a long way to protecting yourself online, they want to protect not just you but your whole community! To do this, we are asking you to spread the word and help protect your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours by sharing these 3 easy steps with 3 others.
To share with others you can forward this email to at least 3 of your friends, share the information from the Password Protection page in your local newsletter, or share our campaign on your social media channels using the Protect your Pa$$W0Rd Campaign Pack,
More about the campaign
The campaign will run on social media for 4 weeks from 9th November 2020. Neighbourhood Watch members and non-members alike are being targeted with two different attitudes to online security.
And for those that think ‘it won’t happen to me’ Neighbourhood Watch want to shock them into action, so that they realise how prevalent the problem is, even amongst young people.
They have created social media animated and still graphics targeted to both those audiences, supported by further information detailing how and why to take each step on a dedicated Password Protection page.
Download the Protect your Pa$$W0Rd Campaign Pack to share the campaign across your networks using email, whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and in newsletters.