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Tips to avoid a Cyber event these holidays!

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Are you ready for Christmas? Have you finished buying all your gifts for you loved ones?

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, the threat of potential holiday scams and malicious cyber campaigns is on the rise!

Phishing emails provide a fantastic vessel for ‘bad actors’ to prey on individuals looking for that last minute deal, take advantage of generous charity donations or even impersonate government departments demanding quick payments.

Did you forget that bottle of the family's favourite spirit for Christmas day? Or forget to buy your child that shiny new toy? Don’t impulsively click on a retailer's offer, as human error is one of the leading causes of cyber events and disruptions affecting businesses!

Things you need to consider:

  • Do you instruct your employees not to sign up to retailers' newsletters with their work email?
  • Have you reviewed your spam filter settings?
  • Have you provided phishing awareness training to your employees and created mechanisms to report suspicious emails?

These are some of the things an insured can implement within their organisation as well as seeking online education. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has hundreds of news publications, advice segments and cyber reports available to help an Insured protect their business.**

How can DUAL help?

Cover for Social Engineering, Phishing and Cyber Fraud is provided* under our Cyber Gold offering with sub limits of up to $50,000 starting at an additional 5% premium. Cover is available* under our Cyber Platinum offering with sub limits of up to $250,000 starting at an additional 20% premium.

For further details regarding Social Engineering, Phishing and Cyber Fraud cover please contact your local DUAL underwriter.


*Please note, DUALs ability to offer terms is subject to underwriting criteria being met.
**This website belongs to ACSC and is for informational purposes only. All views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of DUAL Australia. DUAL Australia is not responsible for the content of any third-party website to which links are provided from ACSC.

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