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HSBC helps tackle cybercrime with Get Safe Online

HSBC helps tackle cybercrime with Get Safe Online

Monday 22 July 2019

HSBC helps tackle cybercrime with Get Safe Online

Monday 22 July 2019

HSBC has been helping Guernsey tackle cybercrime through a recent educational workshop held in conjuction with Get Safe Online and Guernsey Police.

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.

The focus of the workshop, held on 12 June, was to raise awareness of the types of online scams and vulnerabilities, how they are delivered to victims, and how people can protect themselves and their devices, all delivered in a ‘non-techy’ and easy to digest way. The workshop was attended by HSBC employees and Guernsey Police.

A Get Safe Online specialist also ran a lunchtime interactive seminar for HSBC small and medium sized business customers, to help them keep their businesses safe from online fraud.

Commenting on the community and business initiatives, Mhairi Thomsett, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, in Guernsey, said: “Cybercrime is an ever evolving problem which banks such as HSBC, alongside the local authorities, are working hard to prevent, but the importance of education around the issue is paramount.

"We are pleased to help ensure that our customers are fully aware of the risks and feel empowered to both prevent cybercrime and report it if necessary.”

You can find out more about how to identify and prevent cybercrime at Get Safe Online’s website:

Pictured top: the workshop. 

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