Quick Tips on how to secure yourself while remote working

  1. Home Router
    • Change your default router password – most people forget that the password on routers are generic and are same on all devices
    • Change the Wi-Fi password on a regular basis – keep your passwords on routers complete.
    • Keep router firmware up to date.
    • Disable Remote Access, UPnP, and WPS
  • Update programs and operating systems
    • Software updates often include software patches. They cover the security holes to keep hackers out.
    • Keep on top of the latest threats so you know how to protect yourself from known vulnerabilities.Contact:info@dxmconsulting.com
  • Set up firewalls
    • The built-in Windows Firewall does half the job, and the firewall within your router takes care of the rest.
    • If want to install the absolute minimum of security. You can still get standalone firewall protection, though the number of available products Free options such as ZoneAlarm or purchase a Netgear etc
  • Antivirus
    • In Addition to firewall – have a antivirus tool Antivirus / Antimalware must be installed and be fully updated
  • Back up your data
    • Always, back your data. You can never put a dollar amount to your cost of your data loss. Backup your computer to a hard drive or Cloud
    • Cyberthreats often take aim at your data – it’s a best practice to secure and back up files in case of a data breach or a malware attack
  • Encryption
    • Because so much information is now transmitted over wireless networks, encryption becomes more important.
    • Encrypt your backup data and your computer. Windows comes with Bitlocker that you utilize
  • Use a VPN
    • A VPN — short for virtual private network — can help protect the data you send and receive while you work from home
    • VPNs help protect against cybercriminals and snoops from seeing what you do online during a workday
  • Beware remote desktop tools
    • Do not allow friends or non-IT department colleagues to remotely access your work computer
  • Look out for phishing emails and sites
    • Be particularly careful with any emails referencing the corona virus, as these may be phishing attempts or scams
    • Be very suspicious of mails from people you don’t know- especially if they ask to connect to links or open files


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