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September 28, 2020
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Work Smarter: 5 Time Management Tips

While employee happiness is up with the surge of remote work, network security is down. If your company finds itself with its security compromised, here are three tips to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Just Say No To Public Wi-Fi

When an employee uses a public web connection, they are opening themselves and your company up to several security risks. When you log into a local connection, there’s often no firewall in place, meaning that other people have a higher chance of accessing the data you are using. To avoid this, provide remote workers with a personal hotspot and data encryption keys.

Provide “Work-Only” Computer

A lot security risk comes from using a personal computer instead of one provided by your company. If you stop and think about it, a lot of precautions are happening behind-the-scenes on your work computer. Your IT team is constantly running scans, blocking sites and installing updates. When you access data on your computer, you lose this ongoing protection. A great way to avoid this is by providing a laptop and secure cables to any employee who works remote.

Encourage a “For Your Eyes Only” Policy

One of the benefits of remote work is that employees can choose the environment they want to work in – a busy café or quiet park. However, this opens up screens to prying eyes. Make sure to provide privacy filters to protect secure passwords or sites.

 

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