Christmas Checklist To Stay Safe Online Through The Festive Season

As the holiday season approaches, it's crucial to safeguard your online presence from potential cyber threats. At Cyber7, we care about your digital security and want to ensure that your festivities remain worry-free. To help you and your team navigate the online landscape securely, we've put together a comprehensive Christmas Cybersecurity Checklist.

Follow the list below with your team to ensure your digital defences are secure this festive season.

Strengthen Your Digital Defence

  • Secure Passwords: Start by fortifying your accounts with robust and unique passwords. If you’ve had the same passwords for the last year, it’s time to change them! Consider using a reputable password manager to keep track of them securely and be sure to engage multi-factor authentication.
  • Update Software: Ensure all your devices and applications are up to date with the latest security patches and software versions both before the Christmas break and when you start back in the new year. 

Shop and Browse Securely

  • Safe Online Shopping: Stick to reputable websites while indulging in your holiday shopping. Look for the padlock symbol and ‘https://’ in the URL to ensure a secure connection. connection. 
  • Avoid Phishing Scams: Be vigilant of suspicious emails or messages, especially those with enticing holiday offers. When in doubt, verify the source before clicking on any links or attachments.
  • Disable staff access to their personal email on work devices: Email such as Gmail, Hotmail and outlook carry higher risks into the workplace. This will greatly reduce the likelihood of phishing scams.

Protect Your Digital Traditions

  • Social Media Privacy Check: Review your social media privacy settings to control who can see your personal information, photographs and holiday plans.
  • Secure Home Wi-Fi: Change default router passwords and enable encryption to protect your home network from unauthorized access. 

This festive season we want to help you celebrate joyfully while staying vigilant online. Our checklist aims to make your online experiences safer and more secure.  


We’re here to support your cybersecurity needs all year-round. Explore our range of cybersecurity solutions to fortify your digital presence.  Follow us on LinkedIn for easy to apply cyber tips for you and your team or call us today to book in your complimentary security consultation.


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