It's Everyone's Job to Promote Online Safety at Work

Whether you’re working in the office, during your commute, at home or from a public location, your organization’s online security is a part of your responsibilities. A compromised personal device can compromise your work network and vice versa. As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, T&M's Technology Risk experts remind us of the following cyber best practices wherever and whenever you may be conducting business activities.

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  • Do not conduct sensitive or confidential work over free or public WiFi. These connections are not secure and your data can be easily intercepted or altered.
  • Be on the lookout for phishing emails. Report any suspicious emails to your IT/security department or manager.
  • Keep your antivirus and operating system software up to date on both work and personal devices.
  • Be especially mindful when traveling abroad. If your organization does not have a security policy for traveling abroad, consult the U.S. Department of State suggestions below:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/crisis-abroad--be-ready.html

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

  • Avoid using your personal email or web accounts on workplace devices.
  • Change your passwords on a regular basis.
  • Mix in lower and uppercase letters, numbers, symbols, and non-dictionary words or phrases into your passwords. This applies to both work and personal devices/accounts.
Following these tips can help safeguard your company's network, and T&M encourages everyone to share these easy to implement measures with your co-workers and employees! 
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