Happy Hacker Season 2022
'Tis the season to be jolly, but not if your data security is breached over the joyful time of year.
Sadly, hackers don't take the holidays off.
Preparing for the 2022 holiday season shouldn't just be decorating, watching holiday movies, and baking; it should also include reviewing your current fraud prevention strategies.
Financial fraud is a reputation killer if your business operates online or you are a consumer who does financial transactions online. A corporate data breach will cost you time, money, & customers; the ramifications & subsequent loss of business will last long past the holidays. As a consumer who's been a target of identity theft, the damage to your bank account & your credit score will have lasting repercussions.
Whether you're the CEO of a large enterprise or the COO of a boisterous family, we all need to be hypervigilant of possible fraudulent activity on our accounts.
As the Holidays arrive...
Both companies and consumers are guilty of getting sloppy regarding cybersecurity during the holiday season. Employees use PTO, attend department holiday parties in the afternoons, and even do a little holiday shopping from their desks. There's nothing wrong with letting your crew have a little fun during the holidays; they are stressful.
But don't put a big red bow on your security and let down your guard this time of year, as you'll just open up your business to the Grinch and a higher risk of a data breach.
Here are a few things to take into account this holiday season…
Remind your employees that phishing emails and clone websites are more prevalent during the holiday season. Urge your employees to be vigilant about confirming an email or website is valid before clicking through to buy that Secret Santa gift.
If your physical location is closed for an extended time over the holidays, be sure to have someone on your IT team continue monitoring your systems. Hackers worldwide know what time of year it is and know that many offices will be closed during the holiday.
If your business is typically slow over the holidays (or right after the holidays), consider putting together a new employee authentication project.
It's important not to be a Scrooge during the holiday, even about security. Let your employees know that they are the first line of defense against cybercriminals, and implore them to be vigilant and help you keep data safe.
A little work during the holiday season can pay off later if you've thwarted a cyberattack.
We want you to enjoy the Holiday season to its fullest over this festive period, but if you are still concerned about your company's data security, make yourself a corporate New Year's resolution to add a voice biometric ID security solution.
Learn more about adding voice biometric authentication to your solution.