You’re a hardworking team player who likes to check e-mail and get a few things done after hours – that’s all good! But here’s something you might not know, you should NEVER access your company’s data, file servers or applications through personal devices, and home PCs, that are not properly secured and monitored.

Why, you ask?

Because, if you and your kids are using a home PC to play games, access social media and surf the web - AND - you’re not diligently updating, and monitoring your security software, firewall and security patches on the machine (and tell me the truth, you are - RIGHT?), well, then there’s a pretty good chance you’re infected with spyware and/or malware.

Since most malware is designed to operate in total stealth mode, undetected, you won’t know that some hacker is watching you login to your company’s servers or cloud applications containing critical, sensitive data and capturing your logins with a key logger.

Here’s the bottom line, ONLY use company-approved devices that are properly protected and monitored to access your company’s data; and if you just can’t help but take your work home, let us know, so we can set you up with a SECURE way to work remotely.

If you have an internal IT Department talk to them. Tell them you want a secure connection from your home PC into the office network so when you work from home you aren’t compromising their network security.

As always, if you don’t have an internal IT department, we are here to help.

You can call us at (636) 542-8653.

That’s it for tip #5

Next week’s tip will be “Bookmark the LEGITIMATE websites that you frequently visit”

Remember, it ain’t poisonel – it's jus business.

Til nex time.

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