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Posted on: December 1, 2020

20 Ways to Secure Your Data From Anywhere

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20 ways to secure your data from anywhere

From Home – 

  • Have separate devices for work and personal use
  • Connect to Ethernet (wired) or at least WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) for a secure wireless connection
  • Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) whenever possible to access employer systems/data
  • Keep router and modem firmware up-to-date
  • Secure IoT devices (smart speakers, appliances, etc.) - use strong, unique passwords whenever possible

     

When Traveling –

TRAVELING

  • Don't use public Wi-Fi when accessing confidential info, use a personal hotspot instead
  • Keep devices secure and accounted for at all times
  • Disable automatic Bluetooth pairing
  • Don't allow your devices to auto-join unfamiliar Wi-Fi networks
  • Don't use borrowed chargers or public charging stations


When accessing the cloud – 

  • Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) that requires a separate device when possible
  • Practice good password hygiene
  • Never save passwords in your browser
  • Keep work-related communication to systems approved by your organization
  • Check privacy/location/security settings on apps and restrict any unnecessary access


 

Physical Security Reminders – 

  • Never use unknown USB devices
  • Always lock your workstation
  • Keep confidential information secure - use privacy screens and headphones if necessary
  • Implement a clean desk policy by removing business documents, notes, etc.
  • Don't allow unauthorized individuals to tailgate

 

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