All I want for Christmas is... cyber security awareness

In his current LinkedIn article Grzegorz Dron, IT Security Officer at ERGO, writes about cyber security aspects in the context of Christmas: “If you are still hunting for gifts, especially for the little ones, remember that Smart Features in toys and gadgets are not always exclusively associated with fun.” 

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year – projects are coming to an end, and everyone wants to make it in time thinking about eagerly awaited holidays. And guess what – in this dynamic rush, it is very easy to forget the basics of cyber security”, Grzegorz Dron says.

“We are getting used to Christmas-themed phishing attempts, but another dangerous situation may be a seemingly attractive gift concealing a dark secret. The Federal Network Agency in Germany keeps reminding us that to protect privacy, products capable to record images or sound in an unnoticed way and transmitting them wirelessly to other devices (such as a smartphone) are prohibited in Germany.” 

Learn more about this topic and the details of the prohibition on LinkedIn:

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