With many working from home for the foreseeable future – several for the first time – it’s more important than ever for everyone to practice cyber safety, especially those who are not used to working remotely. By being vigilant, employees can take steps that will not only help protect their devices and home network but their company’s and colleagues’ devices and networks as well.
We all must be especially wary about questionable emails, links and text messages related to COVID-19. There has been a rise in the number of cyber scams exploiting the coronavirus, many specifically targeting those working from home. Always verify by phone any requests or links – even if the sender is familiar.
CompTIA has put together several cyber safety tips to help people stay safe while they work remotely. They include:
The Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has also created a dedicated forum, covid19.comptia.org, with more information on working remotely during the Coronavirus pandemic.
With the right information and a few extra simple steps, everyone can practice cyber safety.