Planning to do some online shopping this Cyber Monday and holiday season? Don't make a single purchase until you have read the newBecker's ASC Review column written by PriorityOne Group's President & CEO Nelson Gomes titled “Cyber Monday: 10 steps to protect yourself from security risks.”
Here are the first few paragraphs of the article and the link that will take you to the complete column published on the Becker's ASC Reviewwebsite.
Cyber Monday — the online-only version of Black Friday taking place the Monday after Thanksgiving — is expected to be the largest online sales day of the year, with Adobe estimating $2.6 billion in sales, a 15 percent year-over-year growth. Of that $2.6 billion, Adobe is estimating that $520 million in sales (20 percent) will be conducted via mobile devices.
While consumers will go online looking for deals, cybercriminals will work to take advantage of this surge in shoppers by attempting a variety of activities intended to steal credit card information or installing malware or Trojans on computers.
If you're planning to seek out Cyber Monday deals, whether for yourself or your organization, here are 10 steps PriorityOne Group suggests you take to better protect your computer, mobile device and personal information. Note: While this column focuses on Cyber Monday, the advice offered is worth following year-round as cybercriminals never take days off.
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