TechInAfrica – According to a recent survey by human resources consultants 21st Century, in an attempt to prevent COVID-19, many company employees are still utilizing remote working tools.
South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA), however, reminds all employees who continue to work from home that the fast information connection, cloud-based document sharing, and other remote working tools that empower the new ordinary are not without hazard.
ISPA Chair, André van der Walt, says that the movement from office to remote working brings many advantages. However, it additionally presents a new danger in security since employees working from home may not have the expertise to secure themselves from online threats.
Fortunately, here are seven practical tips to reduce cybersecurity risks:
- Backup your data.
- Install antivirus software and ensure that you install security updates when prompted.
- Don’t use the same passwords for your email and social media.
- When it comes to your smartphone, don’t install apps you don’t need.
- Keep an eye on the data used by your phone.
- Don’t click on links in email – rather type the addresses yourself.
- Make sure you’ve changed the Wi-Fi router password from the factory-set defaults.