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Cybercrime Is Up This Holiday Season

December is always my favorite month of the year; the magic of the Holiday Season hangs in the air. Unfortunately, we have a lot more to look out for than holiday spirit this time of year. Criminal activity always spikes around the holidays, and cybercrime is no different. Overall, since the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercrime is up over 600%, so being vigilant has never been more important. Don’t panic though, Pioneer-360 is here to help you and your business avoid cybercrime and use best practices. Some of the most simplistic and easy things to do include; 

  • Setting up passwords that are over 14 characters long with phrases, symbols, and numbers, in addition to ensuring Multi-Factor Authentication is enabled.
  • Be careful about the personal details you post online. 
  • Don’t click links unless you know who or where they came from, and even then you should be cautious. 

These are just the bare minimum tips and tricks to help you, personally, navigate safer on the internet. On a larger cyber crime scale, your business is where you should focus your security concerns. With a hacker attack happening every 39 seconds, and 43% of those attacks targeting small business, now is the perfect time to up your security measures. According to Varonis, only 5% of businesses are properly secured, making your company a perfect potential target. 

Now that you know the statistics, what can you do to stop yourself from becoming one? That part is easy; all you need to do is pick up the phone and call Pioneer-360. We take the highest security and compliance measures to ensure that all of our clients are protected, secure, and can stand up against hacker attacks. IT’s simple; you take care of your business, and let us take care of your IT. Call Pioneer-360 today at 330-364-1137 to get a free network assessment.


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