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Seven ways to boost cyber security while working remotely

Try one each day and make your home system safer in one week

With so many people working from home, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to cyber security.

Cyber-attacks target home workers

Cyber criminals are stepping up their attacks during the coronavirus pandemic as employees connect remotely to business data systems or work at home with their own devices.

Simple ways to help protect your data

Here’s a list of seven things you can do simply and quickly over the next week to improve home cyber security and improve your digital experience.

  1. Unsubscribe to unsolicited email – the more email you receive, the more vulnerable your account is to a phishing attack.
  2. Get on the “do not call” list – sign up here to avoid unsolicited calls and voicemails.
  3. Block unwanted callers – open the “information” icon link located next to the number in your call list and follow the prompt.
  4. Try a password manager – a digital password manager can create unique, complex passwords and store them for easy access.
  5. Employ multi-factor authentication – for example, a password and text message sent to your phone.
  6. Confirm your computer system has the latest updates installed – consider setting up automatic updates.
  7. Confirm and update subscriptions to anti-virus and anti-malware software – don’t forget to cancel auto-renewals for subscriptions you don’t want or no longer need.

Safeguard your work at home

It’s essential you safeguard your new home office environment. These easy steps can help protect your cybersecurity and may even save you some money.

Get more information here

Read more about it in this article for more detailed information and links to information about each cyber security step.