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Be Smarter Than A Hacker...

… is the motto for the Cyber Security Month 2023 campaign, run by European Cyber Security Month (ECSM). The campaign takes a deep dive into Social Engineering, aiming to provide individuals and organisations with the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves against threat actors.

Join us this month as our cyber security experts give you valuable security advice, helping you to identify and prevent phishing campaigns and improve your overall security posture. Bookmark this page for easy reference as we update it throughout the month with new content!

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3.4 billion

The estimated amount of
spam emails sent
every day​


Of all data breaches
involved phishing according
to Verizon’s 2023 report


20 seconds

A new phishing website
is created once every
20 seconds on average

Quick Phishing Awareness Checklist

How do you identify a phishing email? As technology has advanced, so too have phishing scams. Some will seem legitimate; fake links, sites and names can be convincing, however, many of them still follow the same format. Use the checklist below to help you identify a scam:

Poorly written copy
Suspicious display name
Urgent/threatening language
Offers that are too good to be true
Suspicious looking links
Inconsistencies in URLs or email
Unfamiliar greeting
Requests for credentials
Suspicious attachments

Do You Know Your Phishing From Your Smishing?


The act of sending emails to trick unsuspecting victims into disclosing personal information.



A more targeted form of phishing, aimed at specific individuals, organisations or businesses.


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The impersonation of CEOs & directors to steal sensitive information from other employees.



Social engineering that tricks victims into giving up sensitive, personal information over the phone.



Phishing using a text message to get users to share their personal data, passwords or bank details.



The redirection of web traffic from legitimate sites to fake sites in order to steal financial & personal data.


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Top Tips For Password Security

Managing passwords across many devices can become a chore, particularly if you need to log in to a site that requires you to enter the password manually every time.

A survey by Bitwarden shows that around two-thirds of people still rely on their memory when it comes to passwords – but one in five people have to change their passwords several times a week due to the inability to remember them. Not only that, but a recent survey also showed that 15% of people in the UK use their pet’s name as their password!

We have outlined some handy tips for ensuring your first layer of security is strong enough to deter outsiders from gaining your personal data.

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  1. Sign up and use a password manager tool. Some of the best password managers include LastPass, 1Password, and LogMeOnce.
  2. Change old passwords to be longer and stronger. Use a mixture of Uppercase, and lowercase letters, digits and symbols.
  3. Enable two-factor authentication (2FA), on your accounts wherever possible.
  4. Don’t store passwords on your computer or phone. Try not to write down passwords on pieces of paper, use a manager tool as stated above.
  5. Password protect your wireless router to ensure outsiders cannot gain access to your personal information.
  6. Log out when you’ve finished with a programme.

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