5 tips for not falling victim to online scammers this Christmas

Christmas is a joyous occasion for most of us. It is a time to reflect upon and celebrate the completion of another year and a great opportunity to spend time with friends, families and loved ones; but as always – where there is love; its direct opposite, fear will also rear its ugly head.

Fear comes about for those that do not take extra precautions. Cybercriminals, fraudsters and online scammers see this as their golden opportunity to take advantage of the fact that everyone is preoccupied with shopping, caught up in Christmas parties, trying to finish those all important projects before the year ends, and let’s not forget being prepared for the big feast on Christmas Day, so much so, that they become vulnerable to the dangers of transacting money, and… all of a sudden, by the time we realise what has happened, it is too late.

The joy of Christmas can quickly turn into heartache and stress. Contained within are five valuable tips to keep you safe this year

7 cyber risk questions every company director should ask themselves

In the past the blame for a cyber breach may have been able to be passed off to IT. The operational impact would be dealt with and within a few days it would be “business as usual”.

These times are long gone. Cybercrime can have operational, physical, personal, legal, reputational and financial impacts. In the aftermath, share prices are tumbling, customers are taking their business elsewhere and directors are losing their jobs

You may have been ignoring cybercrime, but it will not ignore you. This guide provides seven questions you need to ask yourself if you want to survive the impacts of cybercrime.

7 cybercrime myths every company director needs to know about

Cybercrime affects your organisation – your employees, your business partners, your customers and your shareholders. Above all it affects you. Company directors and executives have lost their jobs in the past because of cybercrime.

Yet it doesn’t have to be this way. A change in the way cybercrime is perceived and how to address it can significantly reduce the impacts it has on your organisation.

By understanding these seven myths you will gain the knowledge to properly address cybercrime and reduce risk, gain operational efficiency, a return on investment and a competitive edge.

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