Working from home: cybersecurity tips

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KEY CYBERSECURITY TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME

* Use strong and unique passwords (16-plus characters)

* Don't use the same password for different websites or internet banking

* Download a password-safe solution, such as LastPass

* Protect all devices with an anti-malware solution

* Use multi-factor authentication, such as a password or biometric in combination with a one-time code

* Use Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

* Keep software and operating systems updated and select automatic updates when possible

* Backup data regularly

PERSONAL SECURITY TIPS

* Exercise critical thinking and vigilance when responding to phone calls, messages and emails.

* Exercise caution in opening messages, attachments, or clicking on links from unknown senders

* Be wary of any requests for personal details, passwords or bank details, particularly if the message conveys a sense of urgency

* If in any doubt of the communicator's identity, delay any immediate action, and re-establish communication later using contact methods you have sourced yourself.

ENTERPRISE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TIPS:

* Know which platforms are safe to create, store and collaborate on

* Avoid sharing content with personal email or document accounts, as they will not have the same level of security protections.

* Avoid storing documents locally or in non-secure locations.

Source: Citadel Group

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