What is the risk of cyber attacks to Lincolnshire?

We live in a digital focused world where individuals, businesses, charities and our government all rely on digital technology and online capability to deliver essential services. As a result any sector of our economy and society that uses IT networks and systems is vulnerable to the threat.

Cyber criminals exploit weaknesses in online systems, usually for financial gain. They use technology to commit crimes, such as hacking to steal data, and can use the same technology to increase the scale and reach of other crimes such as carrying out fraudulent financial transactions.

You can download the information used on this page via a bite-size risk information document.

How could cyber attacks
affect you and your family?

As we depend more on technology, cyber dangers have progressed and grown more widespread, presenting a significant risk to people and businesses.

  • Disruption to digital life in general
  • Loss of income / financial impacts
  • Loss of sensitive information
  • Theft of personal information
  • Reputational damage
  • Disruption of computer networks
  • Disruption to your business

We can all be better prepared to
respond and recover from cyber attacks

Follow these practical steps so you and your family can be better prepared for a cyber attack.


Keep your personal information protected

Use strong and different passwords for your online accounts. Keep your passwords to yourself and do not share them.


Don’t leave your devices unattended without locking them.


Turn on 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) for all your online accounts

This gives you additional protection. This makes it even more difficult for cyber criminals to access your accounts

Back up your data

Make your data recoverable in the event that your IT equipment is compromised. Ensure backups are regularly  maintained on a separate device or in the cloud.


Always update your devices

These regular updates contain security updates and your accounts and data remain vulnerable without them.

Remain vigilant against phishing scams

Be cautious when clicking on links.  Do not give out private information (such as bank details or passwords), reply to text messages, download attachments or click on any links in emails if you’re not sure they’re genuine.

How to prepare
your business

How to prepare
your community

Lincolnshire Resilience Forum

What is being done to become
better prepared?

We work together to:

  • Develop and maintain a multi-agency Cyber Group and Cyber Response Plan.
  • Assess the impact across interdependent partner organisations.
  • Coordinate support to enable service delivery.

Some of our partners