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Personal Cybersecurity Tips for Working At Home

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Remote work has its pros: no commute, all the snacks you can eat, and unlimited coffee. But it has one big con that can have a detrimental impact on both your information and your business’; increased cyber liability. To ensure you’re keeping your cyber hygiene up to in-office standards, check out these personal cybersecurity tips for working at home. 

  • Keep your software up to date: Hackers are smart, and if your computer is still operating on a 2017 defense software, chances are they’ve already hacked into ~200 devices using the same “secure” software. 
  • Use antivirus AND firewall: It’s better to be safe than sorry. Double protect your computer with both antivirus and firewall to ensure malicious attacks stay at bay.
  • Use strong, unique passwords for everything: Are you someone who uses the same password for everything? If so, your chances of getting hacked are much higher than you think. Make sure you create unique passwords for each of your logins using at least one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter, one number, and four symbols.
  • Use two-factor authentication: Anything that has highly sensitive information within it should be given an additional layer of security with two-factor authentication.
  • Backup your data frequently: Should you fall victim to an attack and the only way to restore your data is by erasing your systems, you’ll be able to reference one of your backups. 

Interested in learning more cybersecurity tips from our cyber experts at Snellings Walters? Check out our other online resources here, or reach out to us here.