Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Staying Secure While Working Remotely

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Employees across organizations and industries have adapted to working from home in 2020, finding creative ways to stay connected, engaged and productive. It’s also important to stay alert to potential cybersecurity issues during this time.

Here are a few reminders to help protect your information and the company while working remotely:

Continue cybersecurity best practices by following your organization’s remote work guidelines as an example or CISA Telework guidelines. The rules and policies you follow in the office still apply when working at home. Keeping your work area tidy, following password best practices, handling personal data safely and watching out for social engineering scams such as phishing all still matter. 

  • Don’t hesitate to ask questions or make requests. If you’re worried about software updates or have questions about the security of your home network, make sure you reach out to your manager or IT department.
  • Report any potential incidents immediately. Security or privacy incidents can happen anywhere, even at home. If you think an incident has happened, report it immediately to the IT Security team. 

Thank you all for doing your part this Cybersecurity Awareness Month and beyond to #BeCyberSmart.

Questions? Contact NextGen Cyber Talent Team