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How To Protect Your Home Office From Cyber Attacks

Six simple steps to reduce the risk of being hacked while working from home during the coronavirus crisis

Frederik Kreijmborg
Mar 25 · 6 min read
Photo by Clint Patterson on Unsplash

Separate your professional and your private life

Separating your private and your professional life, especially in the digital world, is very important at the moment. It was always important, of course, but now, during the COVID-19 catastrophe, it’s essential.

Photo by Providence Doucet on Unsplash

Protect yourself from social engineering

Social engineers will do anything in their power to gain access to information that they shouldn’t have by impersonating other employees or any entity that could make way for a serious intrusion.

Be super-cautious with all incoming emails

Avoid taking problematic screenshots

Example of a potentially dangerous screenshot: the Google Docs URL in the browser bar is a live URL and anyone can read this document by visiting the link
Example usage of The GIMP’s Pixelize filter on the previous document: the URL is blurred and unreadable

Talk to your team on a regular basis

There was a time to resist social media and apps like WhatsApp or Telegram, but this is probably not it, at least if you want to be part of an increasingly digital society.

Trust the IT professionals

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Working from home in a home office is the new normal. Embrace your freedom to work the way you think is best.

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Happy Home Office

Working from home in a home office is the new normal. Embrace your freedom to work the way you think is best.

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