Cyber Threat Weekly

Virtual Private Networks

June 16, 2020 RCCU Season 1 Episode 1
Cyber Threat Weekly
Virtual Private Networks
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Cyber Threat Weekly
Virtual Private Networks
Jun 16, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
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We all want to be safe online.  Listen to this episode and find out about one of the most important things you need to consider when using the internet.

After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.

www.actionfraud.police.uk

www.ncsc.gov.uk

www.cybercrimeprotect.co.uk

  

Our host is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso.

 

Also covering the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO and covering Warwickshire and West Mercia Police areas is James Squire - cyberpcso.

Email us at [email protected].

Show Notes Transcript

We all want to be safe online.  Listen to this episode and find out about one of the most important things you need to consider when using the internet.

After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.

www.actionfraud.police.uk

www.ncsc.gov.uk

www.cybercrimeprotect.co.uk

  

Our host is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso.

 

Also covering the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO and covering Warwickshire and West Mercia Police areas is James Squire - cyberpcso.

Email us at [email protected].

0:03  
Hi, I'm Matthew Hough-Clewes. I'm a digital please community support officer for the West Midlands region Organised Crime Unit. 

0:09  
Today's date is the 15th of June 2020. 

0:12  
We're going to talk through cyber protect weekly tips this week. So this week we're talking about VPN vulnerabilities. 

0:18  
A virtual private network or VPN is a valuable tool in securing communication across untrusted networks. This makes VPN incredibly valuable for remote working. However, as with any other technology, they are not 100% secure. 

0:33  
The NCSC has released an alert detailing vulnerabilities and certain VPN solutions. Some organisations still haven't fixed these vulnerabilities and compromises are occurring directly as a result of this. 

0:46  
What does a VPN do? A VPN is like having a secure tunnel to your office carrying information back and forth, safe from prying eyes. VPN are great for working remotely across untrusted networks as they encrypt the traffic between you and your organisation and make it harder for attackers to eavesdrop on your communications. 

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What does VPN not do? VPN do not protect you from other cyber attacks such as phishing, and those involved in malicious software, also known as malware.

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Updates, including VPNs ensure all software is up to date as soon as possible and do so on a regular basis. 

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There are three types of VPN, remote access VPN, site to site VPN, and a personal VPN.

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Site to site VPN are used when distance makes it impractical to have direct network connections between different office site locations. 

1:52  
A personal VPN is a piece of software that can be downloaded and installed on a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

2:00  
Also in the news this week, Honda's global operations were hit by a cyber attack. Fake Coronavirus testing kits and hand sanitizer have been sold in Staffordshire.

2:09  
Action Fraud have warned the public to stay alert as criminals would likely seek to exploit the NHS test and trace system to defraud innocent people. 

2:18  
For further guidance, please visit the ncsc or the National Cybersecurity Center's website. Also, please don't hesitate to contact us for support with regards to training, advice and guidance on how to protect and prepare your business online. 

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Thank you