As we start to move into the holiday season, it is a good time to remind your employees to be aware of spam and phishing emails. Both of these increase greatly at this time. Many people are, of course, ordering more from on-line retailers, and shipping more packages themselves. The bad guys know this, too, and know that people may be more susceptible to those false package delivery notices, and fake invoices, that they receive in their email inbox.
Additionally, more customers and more products moving through the stores will, of course, mean that your employees are busier. Therefore, they may not take as much time to evaluate any emails that are received and be more likely to open malicious emails and attachments or click on those deceptive links.
If this is the busiest time of the year for you, then you know that it would also be the worst time of the year to get hit with something as potentially damaging as malware or ransomware. So, before the holiday season hits hard, it may be a good time to remind your employees to be extra vigilant.
Reviewing your systems to ensure that the latest system updates are in place, that your anti-virus is up-to-date, and that your systems are as secure as you can make them, is also a good idea. As always, we are available to help you and can review your system if you would like.