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Protect Your PC: How to Work From Home Securely

When you step into your office or cubicle and sit down to work at a company-owned computer, you shouldn’t have to worry much about security. That’s what the IT department is for, right? But these days things are not so simple. If you’re one of the vast number of people who’ve suddenly found themselves working from home, you’re responsible for doing so securely.

Don’t worry. There are plenty of things you can do to upgrade your work-from-home security, and many are simple to implement. Follow the tips below to make sure that you’re not the one who accidentally exposes all the HR records or leaks secret company plans to a competitor.

If you’re new to working from home, chances are good you simply promoted your existing personal computer to be a work computer. For work, though, you need to take security seriously. Maybe you thought, “I’ve got nothing a hacker would want,” and hence skipped antivirus protection? That won’t fly with your boss, so get AV protection right away. If you already have an antivirus, check that it’s fully enabled and up to date.

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