Remote Workers Cybersecurity Checklist

Cybersecurity Tips and Tricks for Remote Workers Checklist

 

Workspace Security and Productivity

  • Set up your office in a place free of distractions.
  • Lock your computer and devices when not in use.
  • Limit work computer use for work activities
  • For productivity, maintain a regular schedule (take lunch/coffee breaks etc.).

 

Wireless Network Security at Home

  • Set wireless networks to WPA-2 encryption.
  • Update your Wireless Router firmware
  • Change your wireless router’s default password to a passphrase. Store in a Password Manager.
  • Follow your company’s mobile device management policy.

 

Home Office Computer Security

  • Ensure computers are running company approved antivirus and anti-malware software.
  • Ensure your work computer is fully patched and up-to-date (OS and applications).
  • Use a Virtual Private Network when connecting to your office resources.
  • Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on all critical accounts (VPN, Bank, Email, etc.).

 

Prepare for Online Dangers

  • Learn the signs of Phishing attack emails to spot and avoid them.
  • Use strong, unique passwords on all your accounts by adopting a Password Manager.
  • Do some Cybersecurity Training. Learn in your favorite pajamas.
  • Backup your critical data to two locations; one should be online and one offline.

 

By following this advice, you will Become more Aware, and in doing so, you will Become more Secure.

Corinna Slobodian

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