Here we are again, putting the final touches to our Christmas preparations and making sure our clients are safely tucked up ready for the holidays. It is not just Santa who has a checklist to ensure the festivities run smoothly!
Even though your focus has shifted from work to celebrations, remember that hackers do not take holidays, and they will be looking to catch you off your guard. As you let your hair down, watch out for the sucker punch lurking in that seemingly innocuous email about the delivery of your Christmas presents. And it can be oh so tempting to click on a pop-up message – STOP AND THINK!
The holiday season would not be complete without a viewing of those perennial cinema favourites, would it? What’s on your watchlist? You would think that in the season of goodwill, the themes would be about kindness and giving, but let’s look at your list and think again!
In fact, many of your Christmas movies warn about the dangers facing your hero and you join him on his adventures as he overcomes adversity and saves Christmas. Can you even think of a movie which doesn’t have some jeopardy? The plot would certainly be less interesting without it.
Let’s consider some of the most popular offerings.
Kevin is abandoned at Christmas and devises ingenious traps to thwart the burglars.
It’s a Wonderful Life
Terrible events would have hit a small American town if George Bailey had not been there to protect them.
Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, The Grinch, White Christmas, Scrooge/Christmas Carol
Just a few of the movies where the magic of Christmas needs to be rescued.
Without protection, the Snowman melts away when the sun comes out.
Bad things can happen at Christmas, especially if you don’t follow the rules.
If Gremlins didn’t convince you that bad things can happen at Christmas, the plots of the Die Hard franchise take this concept to the extreme. Poor John McClane finds himself in the fight of his life pitted against evil terrorists intent on world domination.
Now replace the villains with cyber criminals, and you can see that each film mirrors the story of the attempted assaults on your business and how you have to fight to foil them and make plans to protect yourself.
What should you do?
- Protect your company with cybersecurity.
- Get your team trained up on the dangers from hackers.
- Call on Computer Troubleshooters to help you with this.
Then ….. relax!
Enjoy your movie viewing this Christmas. Maybe you will now see your old favourites in a new light!