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Publication date: December 21, 2022

Is your cybersecurity wrapped up for the holidays?

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New research published in November revealed that the severity of inbound cyberthreats increased during holiday months. The findings , from our Barracuda XDR team’ Global Security Operations Center, suggest that cyberattackers may take advantage of IT security professionals being away from the workplace to launch more complex, higher risk attacks — possibly in the hope that understaffed security departments are less likely to be monitoring the network for threats or equipped to deal with any crisis.

As the annual festive season gets underway, what can IT security teams put in place to maximise their defences until they return?

A clean desk policy applied to devices too

It may help to provide employees with a pre-holiday security checklist, one that include cyber-hygiene essentials like logging out of corporate applications, backing up their work, and ensuring their patches and antivirus software are up to date. Support your staff The holiday period can […]

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