As we approach the holiday season, it is imperative to have heightened awareness and maintain cyber security vigilance to protect yourself against a potential cyberattack. Due to the hectic pace of online purchases during these months, scammers have an abundance of opportunities commit fraud and capture sensitive information.
To protect yourself from a potential cyberattack, you should always practice good cyber hygiene which refers to the practices that electronic device users should employ to ensure the security of sensitive information. Examples of sensitive information include your credit card and banking information, health information, social security number, and other personal details that comprise your identity.
Continually practicing good cyber hygiene will keep you safe year-round, and especially during the holidays. Below are eight best practices that you should begin employing at work and at home to keep you safe:
That extra couple minutes that you spend verifying something that seems just off and suspicious will very likely save you, and others, a big headache. I hope you all have a safe, healthy and secure holiday season!