4 Ways You Can Create a Cybersafe Home Office

The shift to remote work has revolutionized the workplace. The need to protect your devices and data is more important than ever. Earlier this month, our Chief Information Security Officer Genady Vishnevetsky was featured on our Instagram Live to share cybersecurity safety tips for the home office. Let’s walk through some of his tips for keeping your devices secure while working remotely.

Setting Up Your Home Office

Following your company’s policies and rules is the first step to creating a secure and successful work from home (WFH) environment. Here are some additional ways to create an efficient workspace:

Consider Privacy When Taking Video Calls

According to Genady, most of the commonly used video conferencing tools are secured by the vendor. While you may not have to worry as much about the cybersecurity side of using video conferencing tools, there are some steps you can take to protect your privacy on your next video call:

Some more tips to enhance your video conferencing experience include:

Back Up Your Devices to Protect Your Data

Genady notes that backups are more important than ever. While backing up your devices does not automatically protect you from cyber vulnerabilities, it may help protect your data from ransomware or other cyber-related destruction. Here is what he advises:

Use Good Judgment to Prevent Cyber-Attacks

Have you ever wondered why devices may still be vulnerable to cyber-attacks even after installing anti-virus software? Well, it’s usually because of the user. Here are some reminders from Genady that can help you stay alert:

Final Suggestions

Your company’s IT will most likely be unable to come to your home to resolve cyber or device issues. Adopt good practices while online, such as setting up two-factor authentication (2FA) and recovery options.

If you consider using a password management tool, Genady notes that while they are intuitive, there can still be some limitations that come with using them. Some of the leading password managers recommended by Genady include LastPass, Dashlane, and 1Password.

Read Genady’s other blogs to learn more about what you can do to stay safe while working remotely: