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Hackers love the holidays.  When countless holiday promotions, season’s greetings, and travel messages piling up in your Inbox, it creates the perfect environment for hackers to attempt to steal your confidential information using phishing messages and websites.

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What is phishing?

It is a method of hacking where emails messages and websites are designed to look like they are coming from a trustworthy sender but actually include malicious links that enable hackers to access sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. Hackers count on the busy holiday season and expect people to react to messages in their emails that might normally make sense this time of the year.

How do you avoid phishing schemes?

Start by downloading our handy infographic. Then, to protect your business and personal computer, be on the lookout for these 12 types of suspicious emails and avoid clicking on any associated links.

Hickey Smith’s cybersecurity team, in partnership with EXTEND Resources, forms a multidisciplinary team that works directly with businesses to enact sophisticated cybersecurity practices, including the NIST Framework and ISO 27001:2-13 certification, to ensure that those businesses stay in compliance with their selected framework.

Hickey Smith is a leader in cybersecurity and is one of only a handful of law firms that have achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification for information security. In 2015, David Hickey was named a Cybersecurity Trailblazer by The National Law Journal.

For more information, please contact one of our cybersecurity team leaders listed below.

David Hickey at or 626-737-9505

Rene Kahn at or 626-737-6236

Jason Balogh at or 415-813-4455

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