Fortifying your first line of defence
Rolling out security controls and technologies is vital to fending off attacks, but it is not enough. The human side of your cybersecurity is also critical. Employees can pose a big risk if they’re not aware of threats and don’t know best practices to protect their organisations. So training your people – and reminding them why they need to change their passwords often and think twice about clicking suspicious links – should be your first line of defence.
To create a culture of cybersecurity, it’s wise to engage all your stakeholders, from top executives and privileged users to third parties and customers. But make sure to tailor your engagement based on each group’s needs. For example, you can run monthly cybersecurity transformation briefings for your senior management and provide training on security best practices in software development for your IT developers.
Tackling threats with a trusted partner
Like any other organisation, HSBC has dealt with cybersecurity issues of its own. We understand the risks businesses contend with because we have faced them. That’s why we make it a point to share our experiences and knowledge with clients.
We run training sessions on how you can protect your organisation and guide your employees to be aware of threats. We have rolled out NetPlus on HSBCnet, where you can get the latest business insights and information, including articles on new cybersecurity risks in your industry. You can access NetPlus for free as soon as you register for HSBCnet.
Securing your business
We are continuously innovating to make sure our online platforms are highly secure. Our award-winning platform3 HSBCnet, for example, provides safe digital banking by combining technology with access controls, system safeguards and process reviews. You can check your accounts more securely by logging into the HSBCnet mobile app using your fingerprint or Face ID.
Globally, we have capabilities to identify cyber threats and swiftly manage any attacks. So if you suspect your company is a victim of fraud, contact your HSBC representative immediately. We have a dedicated fraud operations team that can address potentially fraudulent payments 24x7.
While managing cybersecurity risks can be taxing for any organisation, it can offer a competitive advantage if done right. Connect with us and see how HSBC can help you keep your business secure.