Below, is a list of questions that are worth asking before you can rest assured that WFH is not going to be a security disaster. Here are some to consider:
- Who is responsible for making any updates? Are you supposed to keep everything up to date or can your IT department do it for you?
- Do you need any additional security software, now you’ve left the safety of the office? Check with your Managed Service Provider (insert the link, once uploaded) or IT department. Maybe you need a security program for your Window PC https://www.malwarebytes.com/premium or for your Mac https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac or even for your Android device https://www.malwarebytes.com/android
- Are you able to save and back up your local files to a corporate cloud solution?
On a different note
After the initial perks of WFH as I’ve mentioned, avoiding peak hour traffic, the chance to hit the snooze button for a couple of extra minutes and wearing your pyjamas during your workday, all jokes aside, this is a HUGE adjustment for many people.
WFH may make you feel irritated, isolated, uncomfortable and unmotivated or really just tired. It takes some adjustment, and one day at a time is the best remedy.
If your feeling irritated, are you being distracted by the presence of others. Try to go somewhere a little quieter. To help your overall well-being, maintain a healthy posture. Is your set up ergonomic? Take regular breaks to stretch your legs and give your eyes a rest. Exercise regularly, eat well and get plenty of sleep.
While remembering all the social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic can seem overwhelming at times, it always best to play it safe. The same can be said about the WFH security insights, it’s always best to play it safe!