Cyber Monday Brings Needed Security

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As most know, Cyber Monday is today, the busiest online shopping day of the year. With more online shoppers today, more online security threats will happen analysts say.

Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, proved to not be the disaster that economists were fearing as sales rose up 3% from Black Friday 2007. ShopperTrak reports this is the smallest gain in three years, but a gain nonetheless.

After 1995, economists noticed more and more people shopping online the Monday after Thanksgiving, generally when people come back to work and retailers began to take notice, thus “Cyber Monday.” Generally, retailers are expected to increase major discounts until today according to most experts.

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), “A bargain is only a good deal if it saves you money,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the NCSA. “If a five percent discount, costs you your identity, your cash or hours of phone calls with your credit card company, then you’ve been fleeced. It’s important to know who you’re doing business with online. Type the business name and the word ‘review’ into your favorite search engine. If unfavorable or no reviews pop-up, buyer beware.”

MarketWatch.com published a ten step approach, directly from the NCSA, on adding security measures to your online shopping experience today (and always). To review the ten security measures, please click here.

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