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What Your Employees Need to Know to Keep Their Own Data Secure

by | Mar 15, 2021 | MyTek Blog, Security

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What Your Employees Need to Know to Keep Their Own Data Secure, TooData security, and indeed security in general is extremely important in business. While your team members are living their life away from their workspace, it is important to teach security in their personal lives as well. It will not only protect your business’ security but it will also make sure that your team members aren’t falling into security traps and are losing their important personal data.

 

But, what are the best practices to uphold this sense of security?

How Your Team’s Personal Security Can Affect Your Businesses’ Security

When protecting their own data, it is probably pretty common for your team members to be relatively relaxed with their own security approaches. They are trained to specifically worry about work data, and they may be amazing at upholding that security, but slip up when it comes to their own. Especially recently, with team members working from home and even using their own devices for work related business, security has become stricter.

Because of the issues that this can lead to, you may want to consider training your team for at-home data security.

Working From Home Security Measures

Password Maintenance

  • Updating passwords regularly
  • The use of an approved password manager to keep passwords simplified
  • No reusing same or too similar passwords

Overall Security Practices

  • Don’t work on business-related data while using public wireless connections
  • Updated antivirus and firewall programs downloaded
  • Use of VPNs (Virtual Private Network)
  • Overall security practices like thinking before clicking links sent by email or on the web
  • Keeping your software regularly updated

While On The Web

  • Avoid website that begin with “http” instead of “https” (insecure websites)
  • Understand phishing attacks and how to avoid them
  • Only use work devices for work related business
  • Keep personally identifiable information private

 If you are interested in learning more about security in the workplace and at home, give MyTek a call at 623-312-2440.

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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