Source: Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
The holiday season is upon us and everyone is starting their shopping lists. As we begin to look around for the best gifts and Cyber Monday deals, it’s necessary to be aware of where you are making your purchases online. The holiday season is prime time for hackers and thieves to find ways to scam customers, and that can include portraying themselves as brands you know and trust.
While shopping online, here are some tips from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) you can use to help ensure you are shopping safely:
- Check Your Devices. Make sure that the device you are using is up to date and all of your passwords are secure.
- Only Shop Through Trusted Sources. Think about the way you are finding deals online and how you are doing so. Similar to shopping in person, if it looks suspicious, then something may not be right.
For additional resources and more tips, read the CISA’s article Holiday Online Shopping. The best defense against these threats is awareness, and these simple steps help your shopping process become a bit more secure.