Heighten Cybersecurity Awareness: COVID-19 Tips & Strategies

by Mark Gilroy

One of the key measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is social distancing, which for many organizations means encouraging — or instructing — staff to work from home. But moving at short notice from a trusted office environment to working remotely can create security risks.

Cybersecurity Tips for Remote Workers

  • Be suspicious of any emails asking people to check or renew their passwords and login credentials.
  • Be suspicious of emails from people you don’t know.
  • Ensure your Wi-Fi connection is secure.
  • Ensure anti-virus is in place and fully updated.
  • Lock your screen if you work in a shared space.
  • Check if you have encryption tools installed.

Mark Gilroy is CEO of Fornetix (www.fornetix.com). 

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