Smishing – learning to spot and secure against an emerging cyber threat

Smishing is a new form of cyber-attack that organisations must be aware of and ensure their employees are able to spot in order to ensure human error does not compromise the integrity of critical data.

Anyone’s who’s used email over the years will be familiar the wide range of fake communications that encourage us to hand over our sensitive data – known as ‘phishing’ – and measures for identifying and securing against such communications are now an established part of cyber security best practice.

Confidence, Credibility, and World-class Security: Understanding the Cyber Essentials scheme

Cyber security is both more complex and more critical than ever before. For organisations ranging from start-ups to global leaders, an increasingly complex range of threats must be given careful consideration, as customers expect clear evidence that their sensitive data will always remain fully secure.

With so many factors to consider, and new ones appearing on a near-daily basis, developing robust cyber security can seem like an overwhelming prospect at first. Fortunately, the Cyber Essentials scheme provides a proven, recognised roadmap for establishing a true security culture within companies, helping them stay several steps ahead of global bad actors.