December 2016 - Newsletter

Coffee Break Christmas Quiz
Fancy a 10 minute break, then why don't you and your colleagues compete against each other in our short quiz?
    Which country can be credited with the creation of the Christmas tipple Eggnog?
    In 1953 this Christmas song was Eartha Kitt’s biggest hit of her career.
    Who wrote ‘How the Grinch stole Christmas’?
    What would you be celebrating in Scotland on 31stDecember?
    In the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ how many swans were swimming?
    What is the star sign of a person born on 25thDecember?
    Which Italian cake belonging to Tony is popular at Christmas time?
    Visions of which sweet food danced in children’s heads as they slept, according to Clement Clarke Moore’s poem, ‘ Twas the night before Christmas’?
    Which member of ‘The Royle Family’ was born on Christmas Day?
    In Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol, who was Scrooge’s dead business partner?
    Every Elf has an ornament on the tip of their shoes, what is it?
    What is the name of the song that was recorded by Vaughn Monroe in 1945 that opens with the line ‘Oh the weather outside is frightful’?

Leicester Tigers

CSCM attended theLeicester TigersHuddle recently along with other major business leaders who were there to share best practice. We were able to meet and talk to the Tiger's network of contacts made up from global businesses and local decision makers. There were also guest speakers which included a marketing talk from Paddy Power.
Fish 'n' Chip Networking Event
Friday 20th January 2017
12:30 - 2:30pm
Hagley Golf & Country Club
£15 + VAT per person

includes fish & chip meal, dessert, drink, business card raffle and guest speaker

Cyber Criminals by Jezz Gobran

As we are fast approaching Christmas, no doubt there is plenty of online shopping happening, a prime time for cyber criminals to take advantage. Here are a few of the most common cyber scams to watch out for.

1) With plenty being purchased on line and to be delivered there will be numerous delivery companies used, one of which will be DH1. At a glance it looks like DHL, as our eyes are expecting DHL we don't always spot the difference. Be vigilant and watch out for these, the email will be asking you to either input details or click a link to go to a website to track the parcel. Doing either will let the attacker in.

2) Emails that appear to be from stores/websites that you either shop at regularly or know of will try to entice you to either open an attachment or click on a link to see sale items. As with the DHL scam if you open the attachment or click on the link, your system or you will be compromised.

3) Adverts that pop up on the web whilst you are browsing which offer great Christmas deals aren't always as they seem and can have malware hidden in them. If you like the offer, rather than clicking on the advert, type the URL or website name into your browser and click the x in the top corner of the pop up.

There are some unscrupulous people out there so if in doubt check it out thoroughly, if there's a link, hover over any URLs to see if they match what your expecting.

Be safe and have an enjoyable Christmas.

Jezz Gobran

Dates For Your Diary

24th December - 2nd January inclusive Christmas Closure
Friday 20th January 2017 Fish and Chip Fryday

Quiz Answers

  • UK
  • Santa Baby
  • Dr Seuss
  • Hogmanay
  • 7
  • Capricorn
  • Panettone
  • Sugar Plums
  • Baby David
  • Jacob Marley
  • Bells
  • Let It Snow

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