Cybersecurity Tips for Working from Home

Is your company new to working remotely or is your team old pros? It is never a bad time to refresh your cybersecurity practices and provide your team with the resources, tools, and guidance to stay secure.

Be on the lookout for suspicious emails

Be aware of how to spot a phishing email (bad grammar, unknown sender email address, etc.) Don’t click on any links in emails without first verifying the link address.

Use encrypted communications

There may be times where you need to send sensitive information to your coworkers. If your company doesn’t provide you with a secure method for sending sensitive information, use an application that utilizes end-to-end encryption, such as Signal.

Use a VPN to connect to your network

VPNs (virtual private networks) provide a secure tunnel for the information to pass between your device on your home network to your work network. It is especially important to use a VPN when accessing any of your organization’s file servers to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of your data.

Make sure your WiFi is secure

Taking the extra time to change the default SSID (service set identifier) and password on your WiFi network is a small step that goes a long way to being secured from hackers. Regularly update your router to address security vulnerabilities in the firmware.

Practice safe webcam use

Be careful with your webcam use, keep confidential information out of sight of your camera, and make sure that your video program is off when not in use. Webcam covers take this a step further. A webcam cover is essentially a plastic or metal tab that you place over the lens of your PC, laptop, tablet, or phone.

Did you know that we can mail webcam covers directly to your employees? Call us at 301.725.8000 to learn more.