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Web tool to test your cyber risk as survey exposes 80% of British people fear online attacks

As part of the Cyber Aware campaign, a new tool has been developed to help consumers understand their cyber security risk.

  • The Consumer Cyber Action Plan creates free tailored advice on steps you can take to reduce the chance you become victim of an online attack.
  • New survey reveals the vast majority of the public are worried about potential consequences of cyber crime.
  • National Cyber Security Centre promotes Cyber Aware advice that protect accounts and devices from the majority of online harms.

A new digital tool for individuals to receive advice on improving their cyber security has been launched on the same day the cyber crime worries keeping Britain up at night were revealed.

As part of the cross-government Cyber Aware campaign, GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched the free of use Cyber Action Plan tool for individuals to receive advice on improving their cyber security in an increasingly digital world.

New polling independently carried out on behalf of the National Cyber Security Centre has recently shown that 81% of British people fear themselves or their friends or family falling victim to cyber crime. The statistics have been broken down into regions and ages – giving a reflection of the fears the country has about online dangers.


  • 58% are worried about their money being stolen online,
  • 53% about having their personal details stolen online.
  • 48% about their devices being infected by viruses or malware
  • Those aged 25 to 34 years old are most worried – with 86% of people in this age bracket revealing their concerns.

To help protect themselves from falling victim, the NCSC urges people to complete a short survey at www.cyberaware.gov.uk that generates a personalised list of actions linked to the Cyber Aware behaviours.

Originally posted by the NCSC on March 2021: New web tool to test your cyber risk as survey exposes 80%... - NCSC.GOV.UK

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