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Keep your IT security top-notch, even when working remotely. Here’s a helpful list of tips from Access One:
Use strong passwords that are changed regularly. Avoid passwords like “1234” or “password”. Instead, create a complex string of letters, symbols, and numbers that are harder to guess. Don’t reuse passwords from other sites/accounts.
Update your software regularly. Failing to keep your software up-to-date can expose you to vulnerabilities and potential hacking. Keep all of your software, particularly operating systems, apps, and firmware up to date
Secure your Wi-Fi network. Enable Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) or WPA2 encryption to prevent unauthorized access to your Wi-Fi network. Also, avoid using public Wi-Fi that’s unsecured.
Use anti-virus software to keep it up-to-date. Routinely scan your system for viruses, malware, and spyware and be sure to keep your anti-virus definitions up-to-date.
Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). MFA is a theft prevention system that requires two independent methods of identification to be successful before allowing access. This more than doubles the difficulty of a potential attacker or breach.
Use a VPN. A virtual private network (VPN) creates a secure connection between your computer and the internet. This helps protect your online activities from prying eyes, including your internet service provider.
Regularly backup important data. It’s important to have a backup strategy that protects your data against unforeseen data loss. One option is to have backups automatically uploaded regularly to the cloud.
Educate employees on cybersecurity best practices. Proper employee training can prevent costly mistakes such as the sharing of internal company data. Ensure that all employees understand their responsibility in keeping company data secure.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your remote work setup is secure and optimized. Contact us to learn more and keep your business secured.