A data breach can be costly and can impact an organization’s reputation. According to a report by Kaspersky Labs, human error caused approximately 90% of data breaches. The large amount of employees working from home exposes organizations to new security risks. Companies and employees should adhere to the following security protocol to safeguard their work devices.
When you use a public Wi-Fi, your device is discoverable to anyone utilizing that network as well. This means they can gain access to your files, distribute malware, and more. Staying on a private Wi-Fi network will safeguard your device from these risks. If you are unable to access a private network as an alternative, you can use your smartphone as a hotspot.
Software vendors create updates to fix bugs and security risks. That means you should not delay system updates. Immediately update your software applications to keep your devices working correctly.
If you visit a deceptive site, it can trick you into downloading malicious software or files. It would be best if you stayed clear of questionable sites. Your browser may already alert you to the security of sites. If not, only visit company authorized websites.
Only authorized personnel should have access to your device. Otherwise, you put your company’s data at risk. If you are in a communal space, set-up a lock screen with a designated timeout. The lock screen will keep others from logging into your device without your password.
Liquid Technology is a certified IT asset disposition service provider. We developed an IT Takeback program to support organizations with remote workers, multiple locations, or a limited workforce. Our team will ensure your devices will arrive from your door to our warehouse safe and secure. Want to learn more about our IT Takeback program? Email us or call us at 1-800-797-5478 to get a free quote.