Top Cyber Security Tips for the Festive Season

As we enter the festive season, with Black Friday and Christmas Shopping starting to becoming more of a focus for many; we would like to take a moment to remind everyone of the increased risk of cyberattacks during this time. 

Cybercriminals often take advantage of the festive season to target individuals and organizations, and it’s essential that we all remain vigilant to protect our digital assets and personal information.

Here are some top tips from our security team to help you stay safe online:

Beware of Phishing Emails

Millions of emails will be landing into mailboxes across the world trying to harvest information. Be cautious of every email you receive.

Verify Online Retailers

Before making a purchase, ensure that the company you are buying from is reputable and it is actually their website/store not an imitation.

Use Strong, Unique Passwords

Weak passwords can be compromised easily. The longer the password the better. For each site you have an account on, use a unique password.

Multi-Factor Authentication

If a website or service allows, always choose the option to enable MFA. This will put an extra step in place to help keep your account secure.

Keep Software Updated

Software vendors are constantly under attack and updates help keep their software secure. If you see an update, let it run!

Avoid Public Wi-Fi for Privacy

Public wireless networks may not be secure, so for anything private, like bank transactions or viewing sensitive data we advise to not connect.

Stay cyber-savvy this festive season and if you have any concerns or questions, feel free to get in touch with our team.

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