Guest Column | March 27, 2020

8 Cybersecurity Tips For Working Remotely

By Scott Campbell, CompTIA

remote worker

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues to interrupt everyday life, millions of employees have had to start working outside the office. For many, that’s a new concept and they may not be as cautious as they are in the office in securing their equipment and data.

Mike Semel, president of Semel Consulting, a Las Vegas-based IT security consultant and a member of CompTIA’s IT Security Community, shared tips with CompTIA to ensure that your business—and potentially your customers’ business—remain protected:

Q: What’s your biggest security concern about a company rapidly expanding its remote workforce as a result of COVID-19 concerns?

The rush to get people connected without considering the security risks. For example, connecting employees’ personal home computers across a VPN to a network, without first checking and sanitizing the computer, could allow malware to steal credentials to corporate systems and the sensitive, proprietary, and regulated data they hold.

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