The following message is being circulated on behalf of Sergeant Keith Jack

Hi folks,

I hope your week is going well. As I mentioned last week I have recently moved to the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, based in Linlithgow, West Lothian. I am one of four seconded Police Scotland officers working there.  We compliment the cyber work of the centre by giving traditional crime prevention and resilience advice to businesses across Scotland.  The role is quite a departure for me in some ways, having never worked in a business environment, most of my service has been in Violence Reduction and communities policing.  What I quickly reminded myself is that whether it’s a physical assault on a person or a cyber-attack there is a vulnerable human victim, there is no such thing as a victimless crime.

People centred and keeping things simple is my mantra, in terms of Crime prevention – being risk aware reduces risk.  Take a minute to stop and think about your personal security and day to day habits – do you lock doors, take valuables out of your car at night, do you use passwords effectively on your phone and computer and do you keep your personal data secure?

The following link takes you to The Little Book Of Big Scams, it’s a brilliant little book highlighting common ways that criminals exploit our vulnerabilities, give it a quick read if you get a chance.

Have a great week, take a minute to think crime prevention and stay safe.

Sergeant Keith Jack – Scottish Business Resilience Centre