How to Keep Information Secure When Switching to Working From Home
Posted By: Dixie Somers on August 17, 2020 |
It looks like we might be working from home for a while now. Because you aren't in the office, there's an increased chance that data and information can be lost when working remotely. Right now, let us take a close and detailed look at three ways to keep information secure when switching to working from home.
To start things off, you want to use strong passwords for all of your personal accounts. Many accounts don't allow you to use extremely basic passwords anyway, but you shouldn't stop at the bare minimum. It's in your best interest to complicate your password so nobody can guess it in a million years. If it becomes difficult to remember, consider auto filling software that will populate the form for you.
Next, you want to use a trustworthy phone line at all times. In this day and age, you're probably accustomed to using a smartphone for many daily purposes. However, you have to remember that these phones are susceptible to infiltration.
It's possible that a hacker can gain access to the home screen on your smartphone. In this light, you might consider a home phone to keep communication more secure. Because there isn't an interface to work with, hackers have a much more difficult time.
Last but not least, you want to only negotiate with people that you trust. Fishy email addresses should be ignored until you can verify the sender. Similarly, you might get notifications that a random individual wants to chat. If this sender seems to be outside of your company, don't answer until you have some sort of confirmation. There's a good chance that it is indeed someone you know, but you don't want to take any risks. Impersonation is very commonplace these days.
In conclusion, these are a couple of amazing ways to keep information secure when switching to working from home. Between bank statements, credit card info and passwords, you don't want to be leaking this to the public. Don't let anyone see these details except for you.
If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
More From This Author