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Cybersecurity for At-Home Workers

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Follow these guidelines to ensure safe security hygiene when working remotely.

Courtesy of:  Texas Dept. of Information Resources (DIR) - Read more about internet access, hotspots, wifi and MFA

  • Keep your workspace clean. Do not leave documents unattended or in view of unauthorized people. This includes family members, roommates, friends, other coffee shop or library patrons, etc.

  • Keep devices locked when unattended. Set your computers and phones to lock when not in use for more than a few minutes.  If your locked screen previews new messages or emails, contact your organization's IT help desk to learn how you can hide them. 

  • When participating in phone conversations or digital meetings, make sure confidential conversations cannot be heard.

  • Keep your work and personal business separate.  Become familiar with your organization's acceptable use policy to ensure you are not violating laws or policies by conducting personal business on a work device. 

  • Do not download sensitive or confidential work documents to your home computer.

  • At the end of the workday, log off all work devices and remote work platforms. 

Security Awareness Guide for Remote Workers

(from SANS Security Awareness Resources)

Working from Home Security Fact Sheet

(from SANS Security Awareness Resources)

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