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8 Security Spring Cleaning Tips for the Home Office

Use these ideas to sharpen up your home office machine against potential intruders.
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Adhere to company security policies
Assuming the company issued a security policy, it's in place for a reason. Many companies will clearly state that when people work from home, they can only use the company's corporate assets. That means working only on company-issued computers and smartphones and company databases. Many companies may run Office 365 or Google Apps, so home workers may be tempted to use a friend or a spouse's computer to access One Drive or Google Drive. But if the company makes it clear that for security reasons they frown on using non-company devices, make sure to follow it. Once you leave the company's orbit, you can open the organization up to unwanted malware and an environment that corporate IT can't control.
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Adhere to company security policies

Assuming the company issued a security policy, it's in place for a reason. Many companies will clearly state that when people work from home, they can only use the company's corporate assets. That means working only on company-issued computers and smartphones and company databases. Many companies may run Office 365 or Google Apps, so home workers may be tempted to use a friend or a spouse's computer to access One Drive or Google Drive. But if the company makes it clear that for security reasons they frown on using non-company devices, make sure to follow it. Once you leave the company's orbit, you can open the organization up to unwanted malware and an environment that corporate IT can't control.

(Image Source: stoatphoto, via Shutterstock)

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3/29/2018 | 6:22:30 PM
Great Article! Using a VPN is a great reminder
Great security tips! Leveraging VPNs is definitely a great way to protect one's data. I found another article that details the different security protocols VPNs use:

IP Security

Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol

Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol

Secure Sockets Layer

Secure Shell

https://gizmodo.com/5990192/vpns-what-they-do-how-they-work-and-why-youre-dumb-for-not-using-one

 
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