Well here we are. We’ve made it through another Thanksgiving and Black Friday and are getting ready to transition into the holiday season. Happy Cyber Monday everyone!
According to a report by Adobe Insights, more than 174 million Americans spend $6.59 billion, yes that’s with a b, on this day last year, making it the largest online shopping day ever recorded. That’s up just under 17% from 2016, and while experts aren’t expecting to see quite as much of an increase for 2018, they’re still predicting more consumers will spend more money online.
So, in the spirit of online shopping and doing our due diligence to promote cyber security, here are our recommendations to share with students, children, parents and anyone else who may be out there shopping for staying safe today.
Basically, be on alert if you decide to do any shopping today. Avoid weird, unfamiliar sites and do your best to stay on secured networks and secured sites. Most of all, trust your gut. If something seems fishy, it probably is. Stay safe out there!