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American officials warn of holiday hacks

Dec 17– American officials warn that hackers have a habit of striking during holiday breaks. As stated in a White House letter, decision-makers must implement new layers of security now in order to reduce holiday cyber risk.

Agencies also note that recent events highlight the fragility of digital infrastructure, and on this account, organizations must take more precautions than usual. Although some experts contend that interest in exploiting the Log4j vulnerabilities is diminishing, others say that the storm simply hasn’t yet begun.

Organizations need to ensure that all patches are up-to-date, that logs are enabled, data backed up, passwords changed, multi-factor authentication mandated, IT security schedules managed and more.

A refresher on phishing threats can also help your employees remain vigilant in this unprecedented threat landscape. Phishing resources can empower employees to identify and report threats.

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