Cybersecurity Tips for Working From Home

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With many organizations implementing work from home or transitioning out of offices completely to an entirely virtual workforce, bad actors can try to take advantage.

Many organizations are seeing an increase in phishing attempts and cyberattacks. With this in mind, Community Brands would like to share some best practices for you and your staff. 

  • Check to confirm your computer has antivirus installed and is running the latest version. 

  • Be wary of unusual requests that are made. Unusual changes in process, requests, links or attachments could be an attempt by a bad actor. When in doubt, personally reach out via phone to confirm what is needed if you receive unusual requests.   

  • For embedded links, be sure to double check the url carefully and try verifying if such page is accessible on the front page for the supposed websites. 

  • When using home wifi, make sure it is configured with a strong password. When assessing password strength, length can be more important than complexity. Passwords should be long and not an English word or common name. Use a combination of capital and lowercase letters, special characters and numbers to help improve its complexity. 

  • Check home wifi networks to ensure they are using WPA-2 encryption. Most newer routers support this and it is preferable over the older less secure options of WEP or WPA1. 

  • Do not allow family members to access work devices and avoid using work devices for personal use such as social media, webmail, shopping, etc.  

  • If managing multiple passwords for business use, do not store passwords in spreadsheets, Notepad, Word docs, or through other similar means.

We have strong system protections in place, are committed to being your partner, and look forward to persevering together in the days ahead. 


 

About the Author

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Katie Cook
Senior Marketing Communications Specialist

Katie has a passion for marketing and writing. She enjoys learning about all aspects of events and sharing this knowledge through the Expo Logic Blog.

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