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Sontiq™ Releases Six Key Tips for Combatting Online Threats While Connecting Virtually with Family During Holidays

Holiday Travel Drops Over 50% as More Individuals Plan Virtual Celebrations

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November 24th, 2020

Sontiq, the leader in Intelligent Identity Security, today announced a FREE resource to emphasize a secure approach to online celebrations, 6 Tips to Stay Safe & Connected During the Holidays. This printable download provides informative steps to keep your connected devices safe and your family secure from rising malware, ransomware, and other digital threats.

State and Federal warnings and guidance requiring quarantining between states and limited indoor gathering sizes will be keeping people home during the 2020 holiday season. Celebrating with friends and family during the holidays may mean more digital connections and online festivities as experts predict a continued reduction in holiday travel by more than fifty percent.

Remote celebrations with families and friends connecting online provide hackers, scammers, and identity thieves with a gateway to sensitive personal and financial information. Coupled with the accelerated growth of ecommerce activity and associated risks in November and December, more devices online give cyberthieves an increased attack surface.

Research shows home networks are infected with at least one malware family nearly four times as often as corporate networks. These personal networks are over seven times more likely to have five or more distinct types of malware. Infected home networks and devices will also expose organizational data to hackers, as more than fifty percent of individuals continue to work remotely while using personal and work devices to connect to business systems.

For anyone using devices online, it is critical to stay alert to the risks that unsecure practices can introduce to your sensitive personal and business information. Sontiq delivers educational resources for individuals and businesses to ensure they have the know-how to remain safe and secure while connecting online.

About Sontiq

Sontiq is an Intelligent Identity Security company arming businesses and consumers with award-winning products built to protect what matters most. Sontiq’s brands, EZShield and IdentityForce, provide a full range of identity monitoring, restoration, and response products and services that empower customers to be less vulnerable to the financial and emotional consequences of identity theft and cybercrimes. Sontiq is a portfolio company of the Wicks Group. Learn more at www.sontiq.com or engage with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, or YouTube.