COVID-19 is rapidly changing how we work, communicate, and interact with one another. Some private companies, public institutions, and government departments are mandating that all employees who can, must work from home.
For many users this is the first time they have worked from home. Not only is there the stress of the uncertainties around COVID-19 but also an adjustment period for people transitioning their work habits to home. This also applies for students that have been asked to take their classes online, from home. The tips and best practices listed below are intended for this clientele as well.
As a security leader, you know how challenging it can be for people to remain cyber secure in an office environment where cyber security is part of the culture. Now with employees working remotely, it is extra challenging to ensure that people maintain their cyber secure best practices and habits.
7 Cyber Security Habits
If you don’t recognize the email sender, don’t open the email.
Pay attention to the spelling of email addresses, subject lines and email content.
Be wary of emails that use urgent language and ask you to help out by transferring funds or sharing confidential information.
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Do not click on links from unsolicited emails.
Never send confidential information in an email.
When shopping online, always inspect the address bar and verify that the URL contains “https” or the lock icon.
Do not accept social media followers or friends from accounts that you do not recognize. If an account that you do not trust follows or friends you, block the account.
Working From Home: Cyber Safety Kit