Security While Working Remotely
Whether you’re studying, teaching, or doing other work, your home environment still needs to be secure.
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Working and studying from home – or from anywhere – can help stop the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, it also increases cybersecurity risks.
Attacks targeting home workers rose five-fold over six weeks starting in March 2020.
Whether you’re at home, in a residence hall, at a coffee shop, or outside, security still matters. Some tips for working and learning safely anywhere:
- Know which networks you’re using to connect, and how to choose a safe one. Learn how to manage your home network and its security settings.
- Maintain awareness. Know the signs of a phishing email or text message. Be aware of who’s around you. “Shoulder surfers” can capture your passwords and more.
- Run regular virus and malware scans on your computer. Keep your operating system up to date.
- Keep your work and school devices out of other people’s hands – even people you trust can accidentally cause harm.
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Stay informed to keep your online experience safe—on and off campus.