Online security matters

Stay informed

The internet offers enormous benefits, from enabling us to communicate and shop online, to making it easier for businesses to trade across borders. But with these benefits come risks – which is why it’s important to protect yourself and your business.

Improve your cyber awareness

Our videos and podcasts outline how to build your online awareness.

Types of cyber attacks

Understand the differences between attacks you may encounter.

Five tips for staying cyber safe

Get started on improving your safety online with these five key habits.

  • Share data securely

    When drafting your next email, take a moment to consider how you can share the least amount of information with the fewest amounts of recipients. Where possible, share links to documents to provide more control, over who can access the information.

  • Think before you click

    Before you click on a link or download an attachment, pause for a moment. Is it from a trusted source? Is there an unreasonable sense of urgency? If you receive a suspicious email pretending to be an organisation, contact them using a genuine phone number which can usually be found on the organisation’s official website.

  • Strengthen your passwords

    Create lengthy, memorable passwords and turn on multi-factor authentication (MFA) to add an extra level of security. Don’t reuse passwords across different websites.

  • Reduce your digital footprint

    Your activity online leaves a trail behind. Regularly check your privacy settings on social media and be mindful of what personal information you share online.

  • Update your devices

    Update your software, operating systems and apps when prompted. As well as providing new features and better functionality, these updates usually contain security updates.

Mobile app

HSBC’s Fraud and Cyber Awareness app keeps you up to date with current scams, fraud trends and guides to help protect you online. Whether you’re a HSBC customer or not, you can download this free app by searching “HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness” on the iOS or android app store.

The app is currently available in the UK, UAE, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Turkey.

Digital services at HSBC

Digital banking

HSBC is developing and deploying some of the industry’s most advanced and innovative technology to make your banking easier and more secure.

We’re fighting the cyber criminals of the future

HSBC is always looking for the best ways to protect its customers and global operations against cyber threats.