BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY

Cybercriminals are constantly improving their tricks and skills in an effort to gain access to our systems and wallets, so it’s important that we keep pace.

Now is the time to remain vigilant!

The pandemic and cost of living crisis has created greater stress, as well as tighter financial and supply-and-demand pressures. Personal distress can often cloud sound judgment, so this shopping season be sure to:

• Take your time: don’t panic-click unsolicited links

• Do your due diligence: research unknown vendors before purchasing products

• If the sale is too good to be true… you know the deal…

Although breaches can still occur, the technology available to us can help reduce these risks tremendously.

Cybercriminals are constantly improving their tricks and skills in an effort to gain access to our systems and wallets, so it’s important that we keep pace.

With a wide range of tools and resources available, it’s time we take our cybersecurity efforts to the next level. It’s time to adapt and improve our digital skills, but don’t forget, help is just a call away.

Our team are always ready to provide new technology and services to keep us safe – something we can all be thankful for!

There's a lot of different ways cybercriminals can phish for your information and ruin your life or career. But find comfort in the fact that you can take control of your cyber-space.

By taking your time and researching content that is intriguing to you before diving in (whether it be a hot new deal or a money-making opportunity), you're creating boundaries that will protect you and your information from the unknown.

Key principles to stick to:

Now, when those emails come rolling in, practice these mindful habits and stay in the moment to avoid accidentally clicking on those scammy links.

  • Don’t click that link! Whether it’s in an email or a text message, know where a link is taking you before you click it.
  • Follow your intuition. If an encounter online doesn’t feel legitimate, go with your gut, and do some further research.
  • Keep an eye out for all of your devices. Scamming can take place on many different platforms. It’s not just emails anymore!