Prevent being a victim of cybercrime when online shopping

Who can honestly say that they look forward to busy malls and long queues at shops while getting those festive goodies? With advancements of technology, it means that some of us can shop online from the comfort of our homes.

Security Solutions MEA at Dimension Data, Sean Duffy chats about the possible pitfalls you could encounter on your online shopping trips.

Duffy says that if you look at the technology now, it makes it convenient for consumers to purchase products and services from home.

With those benefits come new risks to manage, and cybercrime is obviously one of them.

Sean Duffy, Security Solutions MEA at Dimension Data

Public Wi-Fi is not secure, it’s an open communication channel which means that anybody can gain access to it says Duffy.

One of the problems we’ve got – there’s been a lot of awareness about corporate cybercrime but I don’t think there’s been enough awareness of consumer cybercrime.

Sean Duffy, Security Solutions MEA at Dimension Data

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This article first appeared on 702 : Prevent being a victim of cybercrime when online shopping


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