Quick Tips for Data Privacy, While Working From Home in Quarantine.
Homes may look a little different these days, as living rooms have become online classrooms and dining rooms have become workspace conference rooms. In these trying times as we practice the importance of social distancing, be aware no more than ever you must practice data privacy. Many of us use the code on our routers as our wifi passwords, some don't even use one feeling theres no need for protection. As we work from home even sending company emails over an unsecured network can be a big risk factor. Thats why in todays blog we will show you these quick tips for data privacy.
If you work from home you may consider using a VPN on you wifi.
VPN otherwise known as a virtual private network extends a private network across a public network and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.
Never share login information VIA Email.
Even if the email is sent from your IT department or an online service, a fellow coworker, or anywhere else, sending and receiving login passwords via email is not a good idea. Emails are usually sent in "plain" text. That indicates the content of the email is not cryptic. The emails can become intercepted by hackers and passwords can be extracted from it.
Turn on two-factor authentication on for logins.
Two-factor authentication provides your business enhanced security, By requiring a second form of identification, SMS-Text Message decreases the probability that an attacker can impersonate a user and gain access to computers, accounts or other sensitive resources.
Use a different password for every website.
If you use the same password everywhere, a single leak of that password puts all of your accounts at risk. Hackers will be able to log in to your other online accounts as well.
Get a password manager to store & generate secure passwords.
Almost every website you visit requires you to create a user account with a password especially if you are online shopping and entering sensitive banking or credit card information. Our brains cannot keep up with dozens and dozens of different passwords for site like; Amazon, eBay, Craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other online retailers and social media platforms. Creating simple to remember passwords like your name with 123 at the end simply is not secure.
With a password manager you don't have to remember that strong, unique password for every website. The password manager takes care of that, and even helps you come up with random passwords.