3 MUST-KNOW Security Tips For Shopping Cyber Monday Deals Today
Cyber Security, In The Know, IT, Tech Tips
Each year, millions of Americans look forward to shopping the best deals from the comfort of their own home on Cyber Monday. Unfortunately, millions of scammers also wait for this day but for the wrong reasons.
Don’t shop online until you read these cybersecurity tips:
1. Always Use Two-factor Authentication
For any situation that requires credit card information, it is vital that you take the extra time to set up two-factor authentification to ensure your personal information has a double protective layer against fraud.
2. Make Sure Your Passwords Are Strong
Although this may sound obvious, many people are still using simple passwords that put them at risk.
Remember a strong password consists of at least six characters (and the more characters, the stronger the password) that are a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols (@, #, $, %, etc.)
3. Keep Your Personal Shopping And Business Separate
You should always have a good backup and recovery plan in place for any computer you may have, but this is especially vital when it comes to protecting your business network from potential threats due to online shopping sites.
60% of business hacks are due to employees not taking the proper security measures. Check out our post on tips for keeping your employees from leaking confidential information here.
These are just a few tips for keeping you cyber-safe this Cyber Monday.