Key Cybersecurity Reminders for Working at Home
- Post by Janet Gehring
- February 3, 2021
Even if you’ve been working remotely for months, it’s important to keep your guard up online. Here are some key cybersecurity reminders for working at home.
Be as careful with email at home as you would be in the office. Pay attention and take a few extra seconds to read each email.
Ways to “quick check” an email:
Remember, cybercriminals are counting on you to be distracted. Take a few extra seconds to read each email, and don’t click unless you’re sure the email is legitimate.
Be just as careful with texts as you are with email. If you don’t know the sender or the text includes a random link, just delete it.
Use a different password for every application and keep your passwords to yourself.
Beware of phone calls claiming to be from your bank, credit card company, or other entity asking you for personal information or to “press 1” to verify your information. Just hang up.
The same is true with a call claiming to be from “tech support”. Know who your IT provider is and how to contact them. Don’t respond to tech support calls you didn’t initiate.
You’ll be safer using these key cybersecurity reminders for working at home. If you’d like to know more about how CRU Solutions can help keep your business safer, contact us.