Due to almost all employees working from home to some extent, there are additional security risks facing end users today, such as the exposure of private information. We will need to take the necessary steps to avoid these risks. The following is a security guideline to assist us in this time.
Do not connect to public WiFi when working remotely. You may connect to a home WiFi, but nothing the public has access to. This ensures that no one is snooping in on you and seeing your data passing over the network.
Be aware of viruses and malware. Stay away from sketchy websites and avoid downloading things when at all possible. Use the things you learned from your CyberSecurity Awareness Training to help you avoid potential problems.
Install an antivirus software solution onto any computer you are using for work. I recommend that you use Windows Defender on any computer that is running Windows 8 or Windows 10. If you own a computer running either of the Operating Systems, you should already have it installed, so just check and make sure it’s active! I also recommend MalwareBytes, it’s great for finding and removing any viruses or malware present on your computers. You can use the free version to scan and remove problems on your computer. You can download MalwareBytes Free here.
Be extremely cautious when using personally identifiable information, and avoid handling any students' confidential data when not on campus at all costs. Never enter personally identifiable information on a public wifi.