It’s never been more important to protect your business.
Freelancing is fast-paced and ever-changing. We understand that the last thing you need is to be worrying about rogue threats like cyber crime. The risk of cyber crime is growing every day, though, and without the infrastructure and protection of big businesses, freelancers are particularly exposed. Don’t worry, though — IPSE is here to help.
Cyber crime helplines
If your freelance business is under cyber attack, call Action Fraud now on 0300 123 2040 and press 9.
If your business has been affected by cyber crime and you want advice and to find out what support could be available, call one of the government’s business support helplines.
To contact your local cyber crime police force, pleas see the list of regional email addresses and websites at the bottom of this page.
Cyber crime advice
We also have regular content and advice on cyber crime:
Podcast: 'How to avoid cyber crime as a freelancer'
You can find more advice and guidance on the website of the government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). You can also get more localised resources (like threat alerts, newsletters and social media) from Regional Organised Crime Units. Find the contact details for your region here.
Self-employed professionals holding confidential information should consider cyber insurance.
As a member of IPSE, you can get 10 per cent off cyber and data risks insurance with our partners Markel – to give you peace of mind against the threat of cyber attack.
Regional cyber crime units