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5 Steps Every Company Should Take to Avoid Data Theft Risk
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11/17/2020 | 10:03:37 AM
Includes some questionable advice
> Leaving computers turned on 24 hours a day is an open invitation to hackers...Companies need to provide clear instruction and require employees to take steps to strengthen their remote work environment. That includes mandating computers being powered off each evening...

I had to double-check that I was reading an article on a security-heavy website, in 2020 saying this. Forcing employees to switch off computers every evening because "leaving them on 24 hours a day invites in hackers" is one of the poorest security practices I can think of.

Here's an alternative suggestion: be friendly to your employees and treat them as human beings. Make them partners in having good security and having their machines up to date. Actually reward them for that sometimes; maybe have a "security day" where you explain how to use strong passwords, how to increase physical security, et cetera. That will do tons more for your security posture than some draconian policy about turning computers off every evening.


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