Cybercriminals are spinning up for the holidays! Every year over the holiday season especially during cyber Monday, we see these criminals take advantage of the millions of dollars spent yearly. There is projection to be more online shoppers this year than ever before due to the global pandemic.

It is not always easy to stay cyber safe, but it is absolutely necessary to be aware and practice good hygiene.

When making purchases online, consider the following tips for your protection.

Before shopping:

  • Update your browser to the latest version
  • Use strong passwords and 2-factor authentications on your email and bank accounts
  • Utilize a VPN when using public WIFI
  • Update your antivirus

 

While shopping:

  • Shop HTTPS sites
  • Comprehend the site’s privacy policy
  • Check out as guest
  • Pay with a credit card

 

After shopping:

  • Monitor your bank accounts

 

These simple steps will save you from a headache, business disruption, identity theft, and more. Don’t forget about your purchase after you have completed check out. Frequently, if not daily, check your bank account transactions to make sure those listed are real and any withdrawals are correct.

No matter what trending topic is impacting the cyber threat landscape, SpearTip engineers are ready to defend twenty-four hours a day. We stay on top of the latest news because our cybersecurity experts are always attentive to malware and manipulative programs. Our Security Operations Center (SOC) is complete with certified security engineers to monitor and protect your environment.

Not only are we continuously preventing cyberattacks, but we can also deploy our proprietary tool, ShadowSpear® in your environment before or after an attack.