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Online Shopping This Holiday Season Brings Online Cyberthreats With It

A laptop displaying a shopping cart full of shopping bags, vulnerable to cyberthreats.

The Holiday Season is upon us and that means that you’re probably planning to do a fair bit of online shopping and browsing. This year, online Black Friday shopping rose 8%, proving that more and more people are doing their buying online. There are no crowds, no lines to wait in to check out, and no need to move from your couch, so what’s the downside? Well, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are warning about a new clickjacking threat in popular browsers.

Clickjacking and Vulnerabilities

Clickjacking refers to the practice of maliciously tricking users into clicking on something different from what the user perceives. For example, as you’re online shopping, you might think you’re clicking a link to go to a store’s website, but instead you’ve just downloaded malware, or shared your personal information, transferred funds, etc.

This threat is real and terrifying – it takes advantage of your trust of verified companies and products and gives people a false sense of security. However, this threat is avoidable. Updating your browser and your software are two simple steps to take immediately. Unresolved patches and vulnerabilities are some of the most common IT audit findings, and they are some of the easiest ways cyber threats can infiltrate your IT environment.

How Can You Avoid These Cyberthreats?

Pioneer-360 has become the SOC 2 Type II Certified security and compliance experts, and we have developed remote programs with these types of threats in mind. Our PVR Program is perfect for organizations across all industries and of any size, as it lends a helping hand to your internal IT staff by putting the tedious, everyday tasks in our hands so your staff can keep your organization running at its peak.

Pioneer-360’s PVR Program is designed to be the cornerstone of any IT department’s Security Stack. Fill in the gaps of your network with this remote program focused on patching, vulnerabilities, and remediation; allowing our experts to help identify and remediate any found risk. Once a risk is identified, Pioneer-360 experts will work with your internal IT staff to schedule implementation of mitigations.

Your organization is always at risk, but Pioneer-360 can help reduce your risk profile and can help prevent cybercrime before it happens. Threats like clickjacking are running rampant this holiday season, so it’s more important now than ever that you and your organization stay vigilant and ahead of the cyberthreats.


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