Stay Secure on Summer Vacation
As Summer vacation is in full swing and vacations occur every week, we want to provide five security reminders if bringing your work on the road, to the beach, or just by the water.
1. Work on a secure personal network
If working on confidential information pertaining to your organization, always ensure you're working within a secure private network, not through a public network such as one available through a coffee shop. These shared public networks make gathering information from other computers very easy which makes for an easy target for hackers.
2. Check you firewall protection
Even on a personal network, a breach can occur so always ensure your firewall protection is current to provide much-needed security. Lincoln Archives is looking forward to making a more elaborate firewall protection service available to our clients in the near future.
3. Work in a private area
Be aware of your surroundings and who can see the information youâ€™re working with. Many screen protectors are available to block information from others-and bonus-they can even help reduce the glare from the sunâ€™s rays.
4. Be wary of suspicious emails
As precautions should always be taken when opening emails that may appear as suspicious, such as reaching out to the person you think you received the email from in a separate email, only checking email at a certain time can lead to rash decisions which can lead to opening an email that can cause damage. Always practice the highest security standards when interacting with what you think may be suspicious activity.
5. Ensure your dataâ€™s being backed-up
Whether itâ€™s connected to your organizationâ€™s cloud-based back-up or other backup options, all devices containing confidential information should be properly backed-up. Ensure your device is a part of the back-up before taking out of the office.
by Kathryn Turner