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2020 May Be Coming to a Close, but Your Cybersecurity Shouldn't

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As this “longest year ever” draws to a close, we want to take a minute to remind everyone to stay vigilant and aware of any potential cybersecurity risks. With the country focused on the ongoing pandemic and the recent election, we’re a more attractive target than ever to those who would exploit these events for their own gains.

While the team at JS Business Solutions is working hard to cross the T’s and dot the I’s, here are a few things that you can do to protect yourself during this potentially tumultuous time:

  • Be wary of emails from untrusted sources with subjects related to the election. There have already been reports of criminals sending out fake campaign donation emails and email subjects poised to play off election confusion. These efforts aren’t likely to stop for some time after the final vote has been counted.
  • Be cautious with notification emails from Facebook and LinkedIn. These are easily spoofed and can be used to trick you into visiting a malicious site or to steal your password. An easy way to verify these notifications is to log into the site directly, rather than clicking on a link in an email.
  • Make sure all your devices (computers, tablets, phones) are up to date, including their anti-virus software. Avoid public Wi-Fi use without a VPN.
  • Most of all: Be aware, and if something feels suspicious, steer clear.

These are steps we all should be taking—every day—to ensure a safe and secure computing experience, though they’re even more critical during times of high malicious activity. If you come across anything that gives you pause, please reach out to the team at JSBS.

Here are some sites where you can see cybersecurity threats and attacks in real time:

https://securitytrails.com/blog/cyber-attack-maps
https://www.secplicity.org/

For more information about how JS Business Solutions can assist in securing your business contact us today at (781) 715-1900

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