Top 5 Cybersecurity Tips For Holiday Season
CyberNINES wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers, colleagues, and business partners for your trust and loyalty throughout the year. At CyberNINES we are constantly striving to provide excellent service and continuous support to our community. Here are our five top cybersecurity tips to keep you protected during the festive season.
- SHIELD WITH TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION
Today’s news included another data breach story that could have been easily prevented. One simple measure called Two-Factor Authentication (or MFA) adds an additional layer of security. It could be by one-time code, an app, a secret password, in addition to your regular login information. In case of an unauthorized attempt, an alert can be sent by text message or email.
- STAY SECURE AT WORK
Cybercriminals use the distraction of the holiday season to target your employees and colleagues. It can be an email that appears to be from your supervisor or finance department that contains a malicious link. “These routine actions can be what exposes a computer or an entire network to a ransomware attack, data breach, or another crime,” said Cybersecurity Specialist, Tyler Heggestad. We encourage you to follow our 7 cybersecurity actions to avoid hacker attacks at work.
- SHOP SMART WITH ONLINE PURCHASES
Global organizations encountered a 57.5% increase in attempted attacks during the holiday shopping season. We advise you to be very attentive to the websites you visit, and to the emails and phone calls, you receive. Making sure your data is encrypted, using only your credit card, and checking your bank statements are the minimum requirements you can take to protect yourself. Learn more on shopping tips
- STAY PROTECTED WHILE TRAVELING
Many of us travel with a company-provided laptop or use personal phones to access business information. Twenty-five percent of IT thefts happen in cars or public transportation. Before your trip make sure to backup all information such as contacts, financial data, and files to another device or the cloud. At the airport be sure to connect to legitimate and secure networks. Guard your devices at all times. Learn more on traveling tips
- SLEIGH 5NINES SECURITY CHECK-UP
CyberNINES is on a mission to educate and provide cybersecurity consulting to small and medium-sized companies. If you are interested in assessing your company's cybersecurity posture, now is the best time! A Basic Assessment is a great place to start for any company to start its cybersecurity journey. Meet with one of our cybersecurity experts today for a free consultation!