#ExpertInsights 3: Beware of Holiday Phishing Scams

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. If you’re a hacker, that is. 

Holiday season is always the time of the year when we see cyber attacks go through the roof. Why? Because people are stressed out, they’re in a hurry, and they aren’t always paying close enough attention to things as they should. After all, when Amazon emails you and tells you your package is going to arrive late, you take action, right? 

Susan Mackowiak stopped by the Protecting People podcast recently and had a couple of thoughts to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season. We talked all about: 

  • How hackers utilize fear to get what they want
  • Why you should do your shopping on a computer instead of your phone
  • Why you should be wary of ads on social media, even if they appear to be from brands you trust
  • Why people are the weakest link in the security chain 

Find additional content, like our 2020 Holiday Security Awareness Training Kit and Best Practices Guide, and subscribe to Protecting People on Apple Podcasts and Spotify