4 Steps guide to working from home

Why is everyone working from home?

With the coronavirus pandemic, many companies around the world have their employees working from home. In practice, millions of people have moved into their homes to prevent virus infections from spreading.

At the same time, the importance of  IT security when working from home has become more and more important. On their blog, Check Point Software Technologies, a security company, provides practical basic tips for employees on how to improve data security at remote work. We’ve collected the main points from the article after adding our five  cents to the issue and formed this simple checklist!

4 step guide to home working and data security

Working from home can give a false sense of security

The importance of security can easily be obscured by a safe-feeling when your employees are sitting on their home sofas. Cyber-criminals, on the other hand, are aiming for just such a seemingly secure gap. Thereby, we want to remind you that you need to make sure that your work software and employee email passwords are changed regularly.

Also, pay  particular attention to phishing scams when working from home. Only click links and download files from your trusted sources. Especially Corona virus-related domains are 50 percent more likely to be harmful than other sites. Read more about how to spot a phishing emails from our recent blog:

How to Spot a Phishing Email

How to spot a phishing email

Using your own private computer to do business is also very risky. If you do not have a workplace computer, you should at least make sure that your home computer is virus-protected. You should also password protect your home wireless network and remember that using public open networks for telecommuting involves the risk of a network roaming between your feet. So caution is a trump card when working from a distance.

We are here to help!

Our staff have many years of IT experience providing IT Support to Schools and Small Businesses. We specialise in everything IT related from supplying the hardware, to installation and ongoing support of your IT provision. We can even help you plan for the future by working with you to see where you want your IT to go, and how much to spend.

If there is anything CoRE can do to help secure your school or business data please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0330 22 35 229 or hit us an email enquiries@coreeducational.org.uk

Eerik Beeton

Social Media and Marketing Coordinator