Security Awareness Quick Tip: 5 Security Tips for Working Remotely from Home

Security Awareness Quick Tip: 5 Security Tips for Working Remotely from Home


Many companies give employees flexible work options including working remotely from home. It is important to maintain a secure environment for your corporate-owned equipment and the tools and information used for your daily work. Being “at home” can give you a sense of safety and comfort that may allow you to ease up on the same basic security procedures you would normally follow in a corporate workspace. Here are five tips for making your home a secure workspace. Tip Number 1 – While away from your home office, store your computers and other devices out of sight, in a secure location, or at a minimum consider the use of a cable lock to secure your computer to your desk. Tip Number 2 – Lock your screen when you walk away for a break, especially if you have roommates, pets, or small children that might be able to access to your computer. Tip Number 3 – Don’t leave passwords or documents with sensitive information on your desk – ever! Tip Number 4 – Keep all your devices up-to-date with the latest security patches. And, Tip Number 5 – Make sure your internet connection is secure. Use a strong, unique password for your router and consider using VPN software while at home. Being “at home” can give you a sense of safety and comfort that allows you to ease up on basic security procedures. Be mindful of your surroundings at all times and following best practices while working remotely. Following these tips while working at home will naturally make them part of your routine in the corporate workplace. This Security Awareness Quick Tip was brought to you by the Symantec Education Services Team, who’d like to remind you that security is non-negotiable, and security awareness isn’t limited to the workplace. Be sure to talk to your friends and family about the inherent security risks associated with their actions at work, at home, and at school – whether they’re online or not. If you have questions or comments, or would like to know more about our in-depth Security Awareness Training Program, email us at [email protected] or visit go.symantec.com/awareness

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