It is so easy to get comfortable when we’re not in the office. We often lose track of how to keep our data and that of our company’s safeguarded. Whether you are back in the office or still working from home, we all can benefit from a refresher course on safely working remotely. Let’s take a quick look at the “Do’s and Don’ts” of remote work.
Do: Read and acknowledge your company’s Remote Work and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies and procedures.
Don’t: Ignore the guidelines in your company’s policies.
Do: Avoid using your personal device for work and restrict the use of company-issued devices for personal use.
Don’t: Let family members or friends use your company-owned devices.
Do: Protect the data you are accessing by using a VPN to log into the company network.
Don’t: Use public Wi-Fi to access the company network without using a VPN.
Do: Use strong, unique passwords on all your devices and accounts to prevent unauthorized access.
Don’t: Use your default Wi-Fi router password.
Do: Ensure all personal devices are secure with anti-virus and anti-malware software.
Don’t: Forget to update your router’s firmware and ensure the software on all devices within your home network is kept up-to-date.
Do: Be extremely cautious and aware of potential email phishing scams.
Don’t: Send electronic payments without following your company’s policy for verifying payment requests.
Many of these rules may seem simple, but breaches can happen because of the simplest mistakes. Make sure your entire team is on the same page regarding your remote work policies and procedures. If you don’t have specific “remote work” policies and procedures, reach out to your Pendello Solutions team today and let us help you develop the proper rules to help safeguard your data.