Silent Night Cyber Security Checklist

INFOGRAPHIC: Cyber security specialist Digital Craftsmen offer public sector organisations seasonal tips for a Silent Night with their IT.
Cyber security specialist Digital Craftsmen has put together a Christmas security checklist to help Public Sector organisations enjoy Silent Nights over the festive period.

Simon Wilcox, MD of Digital Craftsmen says:

“After a busy year, it’s right that public sector employees are looking forward to a restful break with their families. But it’s equally important to remember that cyber-attacks on public sector organisations of all sizes increase around public holidays and Bank Holidays, when they are less well resourced, or not as focused on security as usual. Ransomware attacks can increase by 30% over the holiday period.” 

He adds: “Public Sector bodies face serious cyber-crime risks all year round, but periods of office closure, when colleagues might be signing onto their systems from home, offer the perfect chance for cyber criminals to attack.”

A common technique is where employees are lured into clicking on a tempting link, which can then set off a download of malware onto company’s systems. The means of entry can be simple but effective. It could come in the form of an offer of hard-to-obtain tickets for an upcoming concert or sporting event, or unbelievable discounts for a New Year Sale. 

“What’s certain is that during the Christmas holiday season, employees tend to let their guard down and so, whether they are working from the office or from home, we urge public sector bosses to remind their employees to be vigilant” says Simon. 

Digital Craftsmen has compiled a  5-point checklist, covering what organisations and IT directors should do before switching off the lights and hitting the mulled wine and mince pies.

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