Cyber Security Tips – How to Stay Safe While Working From Home

If you are stuck working from home, chances are that your computer hasn't been loaded up with all sorts of security software like your work computer would have done. This means that you are going to need to take your cybersecurity a little bit more seriously. These tips should help.

1. Contact a professional

If you are concerned with anything about the security of your computer or are unsure as to how to accomplish some of the tasks in these tips, then talk to our computer technician. We can offer in-home support and we are always available. This means getting you up and running, and ensuring that your computer is as safe as possible.

2. Install an Antivirus

When you are trying to secure your computer from cyber threats, the first thing that you will want to do is go through antivirus installation. Get antivirus and a spyware checker on your computer and you will have instantly eliminated most threats. Of course, this does mean that you will need a quality piece of software on your computer. If you are unsure what the best options are, then don't hesitate to contact our computer support team for a bit of technical support. You could also contact the IT support team at your place of work to see what antivirus software they use to deal with cybersecurity threats.

3. Use a VPN

If you are working from home, it is likely that you are going to be dealing with sensitive data. You shouldn't be sending it over your connection 'raw'. It needs to be encrypted on the network. The best way to accomplish this is by installing a VPN on your computer. This will help to prevent your data from being intercepted and read while it is winging its way on over to its final destination.

4. Be sensible online

This means not clicking random links that you aren't quite sure of the source of. Do not download software unless you know what it is. Do not share sensitive data such as usernames and passwords through messaging services. We know that this is something that you will likely be practising when you are not normally working at home, but we are in unique times. Sometimes people 'forget' just how dangerous the online world is. Take precautions and use it properly.

5. Keep your computer up to date

Finally; you need to make sure that you keep all the software on your computer up to date. One of the main reasons updates are released for software is because the updates help to plug security flaws. If you do not plug these security flaws, then your software is ripe for hacking. The hacking could even extend beyond that piece of software. QuickTech IT technical help team will help you with any software updates if you need assistance.

Remember; cybersecurity is vital when you are working from home. It is important that you take it seriously. You don't want to be losing sensitive customer data because you clicked a dodgy link online, right? Of course not. Deal with the issue today.