Be Cybersecurity Conscience for the Holiday Season

We urge everyone to use extra caution this holiday season. There has been a drastic uprise in the dark web this quarter. Just look at the CISA Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalogue .Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA

 

Best Practices are:

  • Make sure information technology security employees are available during weekends and holidays.
  • Implement multi-factor authentication for remote access and administrative accounts.
  • Mandate strong passwords and ensure they are not reused across multiple accounts.
  • Ensure the security of remote desktop protocol if they are used.
  • Remind employees and guests not to click on suspicious links.
  • Review and update ransomware incident response and communication plans.
  • Shop only through trusted sources: Look at the URL in your browser. Does the URL look suspicious?
  • Recognize phishing scams: Don’t click unknown links or download attachments. Never provide password, personal or financial information in response to an unsolicited email.
  • Use safe methods for purchases: Never provide financial information when using public Wi-Fi. Use a credit card instead of a debit card and check account statements frequently. Credit cards give protection to users over debit cards.

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