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Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online
Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

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3.1 Getting your computer working again

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You’ve realised you have been the victim of a cyber security attack, you’ve reported it, now what? How do you get your computer working again? If you wait until you have been attacked you may have left it too late. Before you get attacked:

  • make a note of all software that you use and all licence keys. Store these separately from your computer
  • keep all your data backed up on a write only system
  • check that you can install all software and data onto a new system before you get attacked.