This years Cyber Monday online shoppers spent more than $3 billion, a 16% jump from 2014, according to the Adobe Digital Index. As online shopping has become more convenient that battling the in-store crowds. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the rise in online shopping has also resulted in an increase in cyber security attacks.
What can you do?
One student found that 23% of recipients open phishing messages. Don’t become a member of this statistic make sure you understand how to recognize a Phishing scam, you can follow our guide Phishing guide.
Ensure that your antivirus software is up-to-date. Don’t have antivirus? The IT Department provides Sophos Antivirus for free to all Students, Staff and Faculty. You can review more information on our Virus Protection Page.
What does the IT Department do?
The IT Department at FIT maintains security for the FIT community for more information we recommend you visit our Security pages. We will also alert the appropriate community if we identify a Phishing scam that may have been received by a number of people.