rederick Scholl, associate teaching professor of cybersecurity and director of the cybersecurity program at Quinnipiac, has some important advice for consumers on how they can protect themselves on Cyber Monday — and beyond.
“My motto for online shopping is ‘only the paranoid survive,’” Scholl said. “That is an especially good rule of thumb on Cyber Monday, a day when everyone is in a hurry to get in on the best deals. People who are under stress can make mistakes. I almost spent $1,000 on a flashlight but caught the error just before I clicked. There are also many subtle ways people can be attacked beyond their computers because systems are not perfect and neither are we."