Security Tips For While You Work From Home

Most citizens have had to transition from working in office to working at home.

Here are a few security tips to ensure your safety is kept at all times.

Use Virtual Private Networks (VPN) at all times.

This will protect yourself from coming across untrustworthy Wi-Fi hotspots

Configure Wi-Fi Encryption.

Protecting your PC won’t help if an attacker connects to your Wi-Fi. Anyone who does that can intercept everything you send or enter online, including passwords for remote access to an office-based computer or corporate mail. Therefore, it is imperative to configure your network connection correctly.

Use only one secure browser.

Many other browsers can contain vulnerabilities that can open you up to a variety of cyber-attacks, ultimately leaving company data exposed.

Use a password manager.

A dedicated password manager will store your passwords in an encrypted form, help you generate secure random passwords, offer a more powerful interface, and allow you to easily access your passwords across all the different computers, smartphones, and tablets you use

Stay Vigilant.

Do not open emails, links or attachments from unknown senders. These could potentially be phishing scams, or malware.

Hackers and cyber scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by sending fraudulent email and WhatsApp messages that attempt to trick you into clicking on malicious links or opening attachments. These actions can reveal your user name and password, which can be used to steal money or sensitive information.