The Cyber Helpline: Who are we and why are we here?
There is not enough help for victims of cyber crime in the UK.
The support that exists for victims of offline crimes just doesn't exist for online crimes. Those who do report their crimes often hear very little and are left to fend for themselves. However, a typical individual against an international network of expert cyber criminals is an unfair fight. More needs to be done.
We want to ensure you have immediate access to professional help in the event you get hacked.
The Cyber Helpline is a free, confidential helpline for individuals who have been a victim of cyber crime. We help individuals contain, recover and learn from cyber attacks by linking them with cyber security experts who provide relevant advice and guidance.
Our key aims are:
1. To help victims of cyber crime contain, recover and learn from cyber attacks.
2. To be the authoritative voice representing UK citizens in ensuring private and public sector organisations take full responsibility for protecting individuals, pre and post cyber breaches.
3. To provide individuals at all stages of their IT and IT security careers a way to volunteer while also gaining valuable cyber security skills. Providing a way to help bridge the gap in the shortage of cyber skills.
4. To be a strong, diverse and effective not for profit organisation.