The coronavirus outbreak has seen unprecedented numbers of people being sent away from their places of work and told to work from home. For some this will be a weird and disorienting experience, and bad guys out there might choose to use that to their advantage.
To help you stay a few steps ahead of the bad guys, Mark Gilroy, CEO of advanced encryption key management company Fornetix has a bunch of simple cybersecurity and cyber hygiene tips to help keep you safe.
- Be suspicious of any emails asking people to check or renew their passwords and login credentials
- Suspicious of emails from people you don't know
- Ensure your Wi-Fi connection is secure
- Ensure anti-virus is in place and fully updated
- Lock your screen if you work in a shared space
- Check if you have encryption tools installed
I'd add to this a simple statement:
I suggest printing these tips out and sticking them to your screen. If you work on mobile device, put them in a note, take a screenshot it and use it as your wallpaper -- that's a good reminder for you to keep your cyber hygiene on high.
Stay safe out there!
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