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Are your employees and working from home? Then this message from Helm Partners CISO, Mike Meltz, about Cybersecurity and Working From Home, is for you.

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 – Cybersecurity and Working From Home in simple steps.

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