What, if any, steps are you taking to remind employees about the popularity of malware disguised as X-mas greetings?

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There is a long and glorious history of Christmas theme malware, some benign, some not so much. Are you taking any steps to remind people not to relax their normal skepticism on "Click HERE!" when there is a elf or Ms. Clause theme to it? Every bloody year someone here manages to install malware around Christmastime. Is it worthwhile to remind folks about these threat vehicle, or am I going to just going to sound like the IT Scrooge?

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jimlynch
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I don't think you sound like a scrooge at all. It makes sense to send out an email reminder or two during this season. Many employees get caught up in the flow of their work day and may not be thinking of the dangers inherent in malware.

So perhaps a reminder at the beginning and mid-way through the season might be a good idea? You could include updates about current threats and an example or two of previous threats (and their consequences) that would encourage people to be careful.

You know what they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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