Being able to work from home is a convenient way to make sure that work gets done no matter where you are. These days, working from home is easier than ever, but that doesn't mean it's always safe. Here are a few ways to make it safer.
The computer network that you access at home is just as vulnerable to attacks as your office's network. That makes it just as important to observe the best safety practices at home. Go over your workplace's IT cybersecurity rules and get to know the policies for a safer network. Learn to spot threats like phishing emails and viruses. Using anti-malware software is a must for keeping out most threats. Remember to always download the latest updates to your network's software to keep it from holding on to any bugs in the system's security.
Even if you keep your network as safe as possible, that doesn't mean that your internet connection itself is safe. Remember to set up a private Wi-Fi network and to password protect it. It's also a good idea to change the password on a regular basis to make things harder for any hackers trying to access your connection and data. Don't share the network password, and create a guest network so that family members and guests don't have to use the same login and password.
Keeping your network and internet connection safe are important ways to avoid cybersecurity complications, but there is another way for hackers to strike. The mobile devices that you use in connection with your network must also be secured. Not lending the device out or leaving it out for others to see is a good practice to get in the habit of. Password protecting the device is also helpful, as it prevents someone from taking the device and immediately accessing it. Remember that mobile devices are also susceptible to viruses and other malware. Ransomware is a particularly common type that infects mobile devices. To avoid this, visit only safe websites and avoid personal internet use on a company device.
If you're concerned about cybersecurity while employees work from home, contact us now to find out how we can help.