10 Cybersecurity Tips for Remote Workers
While we understand the importance of securing our home, we fail to secure our most valuable property — our home network. In this post, I will outline ten steps we can take to secure our home network.
Before the national shutdown, we have seen many examples of strategies used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to corporate networks. These examples have ranged from WiFi hacking to website spoofing and malicious email attachments. While there tends to be a big focus on big companies, more and more individuals have resorted to working from home. Therefore, as hackers will inevitably follow this trend, we cannot afford to overlook the importance of keeping our devices, digital assets, and family safe from cyber attacks.
As we work from home, here are ten tips that will help protect our home network from malicious users.
- Enable Auto-Updates on all of your devices. (ensure devices are updated)
- Change your WiFi password every two or three months. (often is better)
- Use a host-based firewall/anti-malware software.
- Use a password manager, such as LastPass. This will help ensure complex and unique passwords for all of your web accounts.*
- Whenever available, use Multi-factor Authentication.
- Enable credit and dark web monitoring.
- Freeze your credit.
- Use VPNs whenever browsing in a public WiFi. (Starbucks, McDonalds, Hotel, etc…)*
- Be skeptical whenever opening email attachments and links.
- Be skeptical whenever browsing to a new website.
Unfortunately, individuals don’t have the funds or staff to keep our private network safe, but being proactive will be better than leaving things to chance.
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