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Cyber security

Cyber security is important because our devices and the internet are now such an important part of our day to day lives. With instant access to emails, shopping, social media, and online banking, it is more important than ever to make sure we take steps to prevent cyber criminals from accessing personal and commercially sensitive information.

We want to encourage you to take similar steps with your own personal devices and information, so we have developed the following guidance that will work at home as well as in a business environment.

What smishing is

Smishing is where an attacker sends a text message impersonating a legitimate company or person trying to obtain personal information, such as username and password or bank details.

What to do if you receive one

  1. Forward them to 7726 (it’s free). This will report the message to your mobile phone provider.
  2. Add the number to your device’s ‘blocked numbers’ list.
Page updated: 02/03/2023 Page updated by: Information Management Service

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