A Visit from a Phisher

Twas the holiday season, when all through the house,
Not a keyboard was stirring, not even a mouse.
All the data was safe, protected with care,
In hopes that year-end bonuses soon would be there.

The servers were nestled all safe with their facts,
Protected from malware, viruses, and spyware hacks.
The data all encrypted, with a complex key,
And using “HTTPS” for an online shopping spree.

Policy was written, compliance was done,
Educating merchants has been fun.
Systems were patched, and locked one and all,
The team had done well, while having a ball.

The audits were done, validation complete.
The systems all ready, documentation all neat.
They had made it through another holiday season,
Dreaming of vacation, it all stood to reason.

When an email was received, making such clatter,
The Admin sprang from his browser, asking what was the matter.
Away to the consoles, he flew in a dash,
He quickly saw that they were asking for cash.

The light from the flat screens just made the place glow,
The Admin then cursed, it could not be so.
He immediately knew what was about to go down,
Not letting this phisher give him a frown.

Encrypting data can be done with ease,
But these attacks are relentless, from overseas.
The attachment, if opened, would attack all at once,
Making one feel like a big dunce.

Deleting the email right on the spot,
Chuckling and thinking “that’s all you got?”
Malware from servers would not be his demise,
Because education about phishing had made him wise.

His training had saved him from this vicious attack,
Never to let these phishers come back.
Glad that he had not been fooled by these thieves,
Now it was time for him to roll down his sleeves.

He sprang to his car, and cranked up the tunes,
Wishing for beach, and wind-tossed sand dunes
He said as he drove down the road to his flight,
Happy Holidays to all, and to all a good-night.