If you are now working remotely, due to the current COVID-19 situation, it is important to be aware, vigilant, and maintain a high standard of cyber security.
Here are a few basic questions/tips to consider when evaluating your remote environment to ensure your systems and data remain safe and secure:
- Is your WIFI connection secure?
- Do you have an anti-virus software loaded and fully updated?
- Is your security software current, and set-up properly? Check those patches and make sure your privacy tools, add-ons for browsers etc. are effective and in place.
- Are you regularly backing up your work?
- Is the connection to your work environment secure?
- Have you installed encryption tools?
COVID-19 Phishing attacks are on the rise.
During this COVID-19 crisis, cybercriminals are still at work. Be aware, phishing attacks and scams, have actually increased, and we all need to be extremely cautious.
Be especially suspicious of any e-mails asking to check or renew your credentials even if it seems to come from a trusted source. Verify the authenticity of the request through other means, do not click on suspicious links or open any suspicious attachments.
If you have concerns about any of these questions or are unsure of the validity of emails and credential requests, reach out to your IT department, employer or service provider for support. We are all in this together and it is critical to all parties to protect ourselves on-line.
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