Security and safety whilst working from your home network


The events of the last few weeks have forced most organisations to make the move to remote/home working for their users. This change has highlighted how vital security and safety whilst working from your home network is to keeping your and your company’s data protected!

Our remote working guide covers how to optimise your home working set-up, how to stay safe on social media, and how to avoid becoming a victim of a phishing scam;

WHY SHAREPOINT IS THE ULTIMATE REMOTE WORKING SOLUTION?

Having remote access to your office desktop pc and server is very useful until you experience trouble with connectivity, when the line goes down or the power goes off in your office and access to reboot and reconnect systems is limited. At Premier Choice Internet our recommended solution could help your organisation continue with ease by migrating to SharePoint! Sharepoint has many benefits such as;

  • Access your files & folders anywhere

  • Easy online collaboration

  • Powerful search options

  • Versioning & better backups

  • Infrastructure savings & storage space

  • More sophisticated document management

Click here to find out more about this solution

HOW TO IDENTIFY AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COVID-19 PHISHING SCAMS
There have been several incidents of cyber criminals exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic recently, below are some simple guidance on how to protect yourself and your charity;
  • Think before you click- do you recognise the sender, were you expecting the email, does the link look genuine. Here is a test website that demonstrates what an expired website certificate looks like – https://expired.badssl.com/

  • Change your passwords regularly

  • Keep your browser up to date

  • Use Firewalls

  • Be cautious of pop-ups

  • Do not give out personal information

  • Use Antivirus software

Click here for further guidance.

STAYING SAFE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

With work from home becoming the norm and more time spent online than usual there has been a rise in the use of social media, both for business and leisure purposes. Social media plays a very important role in being able to communicate with people from all over the world almost instantly, however it is highly important to manage your digital footprint and to manage the security and privacy settings on your accounts in order for your personal information to only be accessible to you!

Here are our 10 tips to staying safe on social media;

  1. Use two-factor authentication – (We recommend implementing Duo or Office 365 MFA)

  2. Use strong passwords

  3. Use a different password for each of your social media accounts

  4. Set up your security answers

  5. Be selective with friend requests

  6. Click links with caution

  7. Be careful about what you share

  8. Become familiar with the privacy policies of the social media channels you use

  9. Do not use social credentials to sign into third-party sites

  10. Avoid games that require access to personal information

Premier Charity Solutions is a leading supplier of IT & web services to charities & non-profits throughout the UK. We are offering all FSI members a Free Remote working consultation to ensure they are setup for both efficiency and security, to find out more click the link below! We have also put together a Free Download for Home Working Tips which you can download by following this link

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