BLOG: Cybersecurity and Working From Home

A message from Helm Partners CISO Mike Meltz:

Unfortunately, there are opportunists already using the coronavirus, both as subject matter and the explosion in the at-home workforce it has caused, to perpetrate scams.

Here are a few simple and actionable items that can help you stay safe.

Separation / Segregation

  • Keep your work and personal work separate. Use your personal PC for general web surfing and shopping.

Beware of Phishing emails

  • Do not open emails from unknown sources. If you’re not sure contact your IT department before proceeding. There has been a large spike in fraudulent emails trying to take advantage of the current situation.

Use secure connections when possible

  • If your organization offers VPN services, be sure to connect before working on business-related applications.  Multi-factor authentication significantly enhances your remote access security.

Make sure you have a WIFI password

  • It’s important to make sure you have a complex password assigned to your home WIFI system and you don’t share this with friends or neighbors. You can contact your ISP to assist with changing or adding a password.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you.

Stay Safe.

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