6 Ways Employees Can Secure Their Online Presence While Working Remote
From online scams, to hackers who use sneaky emails to attack, today’s world is rife with nefarious types trying to get access to your sensitive information and bring down your company. It’s especially difficult to protect company communications and information in this expanded era of remote work.
In this short video, learn the six ways your employees can be a part of the bid by your company to secure their online presence while working from home.
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Today, it’s much harder to keep company communications and information confidential when employees work remotely. Here are six ways employees can help to secure their online presence while working from home:
Be vigilant against online scams: With the prevalence of malicious domains, fake apps, and phishing emails, its important employees know about these dangers. They should be extra careful with opening attachments or clicking links contained in emails.
Keep software and systems updated: When patches and updates go uninstalled, computers and mobile devices are much more susceptible to attacks. Employees should immediately download patches and updates as soon as they’re available.
Develop high-quality passwords: While employees should already be using multi-factor authentication, some may not be taking these security practices seriously. Now’s the time to start developing more complex passwords and get in the practice of changing them regularly.
Keep work and personal separate: The essential principle is that office work should stay on office devices, and personal matters stay on personal devices. Companies with a Bring Your Own Device or BYOD policy should make sure their employees are aware of other standard safety practices.
Use Virtual Private Networks: Your staff should make sure they are always working on a Virtual Private Network or VPN. These networks provide a secure connection between organizations and employees, allowing users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if they were connected directly to the private network.
Secure Wi-Fi access points: Bad actors can infect devices by getting through an employee’s personal Wi-Fi network. Due to this potential danger, employees should adjust their network’s passwords and default settings to make them more secure.
In summary, the six ways your employees can ecure their online presence while working remote are:
Be vigilant against online scams
Keep software and systems updated
Develop high-quality passwords
Keep work and personal separate
Use Virtual Private Networks
Secure Wi-Fi access points
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