Winter Holidays Lead to Increased Scams
Cyber security awareness is critical to staying safe while browsing the internet, checking emails, and even reading text messages. With holiday shoppers doing more of their transactions online, staying secure against holiday scams can be harder than ever. In a recent poll conducted by PC Matic Pro, it was found that 64% of IT Pros boost their security awareness efforts around the holidays.
IT Pros explained, their efforts to keep PC users informed does increase during the holidays. However, it is primarily because there are more scams to inform users about.
For those who didn’t report an increase in cyber security awareness efforts, a large portion stated awareness is imperative year around. Therefore, they do not increase efforts around the holidays, but instead, keep them heightened throughout the year.
For PC users who will be shopping online, especially during the holiday season, please read our Top 5 Safety Tips for Online Shoppers article. These tips will help to keep your information secure this holiday shopping season. These tips can also be used year around.