Work from home has become a necessity as people around the world are maintaining social distancing due to the Coronavirus pandemic. During this unprecedented time, you might be exposed to new forms of cybersecurity risks. That’s why it’s important than ever before to think about safeguarding your computer from cyber threats. The good news is that by following best practices, most of these threats can be mitigated easily. So, here you go!
- Install an Antivirus
When you are trying to secure your computer from cyber threats, the first thing that you can do is 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.
- 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 destination.
- Be sensible online
Do not click random links that you are not quite sure about the source. Do not download software unless it is from trusted websites. 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.
- Keep your computer up to date
You need to make sure that you keep all the software on your computer up to date. One of the main reasons why updates are released for software is because it helps to plug security flaws. If you do not plug these security flaws, then your software is set for hacking. The hacking could even extend beyond software. If you need assistance, QuickTech IT technical help team will help you with any software updates.
- Contact a professional
If you are concerned about any security of your computer or are unsure as to how to accomplish these tips, then talk to our computer technician. We can offer in-home support and we are always available. We ensure that your computer is safe from any cyber threats.
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. You can call us on 1300 016 017!