Cybersecurity and Working From Home: Actionable Tips
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.