Thursday 12th December 2019
The latest 591 Signals Unit and Get Safe Online monthly cyber security campaign is now live. This month the focus is on ‘Having a safe and happy festive season’. There is a lot to think about in the run-up to Christmas and with so much going on it could be easy to forget about your good online safety habits. This month’s campaign details how to stay safe and secure before, during and after Christmas.
If you’re like most people, you’ll have a lot on your mind in the run-up to Christmas: who to visit or invite for Christmas lunch, whether to cook a whole turkey or a crown, or when you’ll get time to buy all the presents. With so much going on, it can be easy to forget the good online safety habits you’ve got into throughout the year. Fraudsters know this, so they’re also having a busy time … maybe at your expense.
During and after Christmas, it’s also important to be careful. Not only about scams, but also taking care with how you set up and use the new online devices you’ve given, received or treated yourself to, such as phones, tablets, laptops, smart home devices, kids’ toys and fitness devices.
A few minutes spent reading and applying the advice in this leaflet will help keep you, your family, finances, devices and the RAF protected.