Tis the season to be careful

Today is Cyber Monday.  While most consumers will use the day to seize the opportunity for the amazing deals out there online, you can bet that cyber criminals are ramping up and poised to try to take advantage of the average consumers’ complacency with security.

I know how easy it is to get so caught up in the deals and your own holiday shopping that security takes a back seat.  However, this holiday season it is more important than ever to make sure you follow the best and most basic security practices to ensure your own safety.  I promise you that following good security won’t hinder your shopping too much as it’s more about a little preparation followed by simply being careful and watching out for things that don’t look right.

Staysafeonline.org has issued a good article detailing some things you can do to make sure your Cyber Monday shopping, and the rest of your holiday shopping are safe and secure.


This article details 8 different things that you can do to keep yourself protected, as well as a great 3-word, 3-step process to remember. “STOP. THINK. CONNECT.”  This is a great way to remember to keep your guard up while shopping and help you not succumb to those things the cyber criminals out there try to dupe you with.

Here’s wishing you safe and secure holiday shopping and a wonderful holiday season from the Cyber Watchtower family.

Austin Bynum
Chief Watchman
Cyber Watchtower

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