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.
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: