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Make your work devices work for you: A guide for employees

 

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    Cyber Security Awareness Month

    Make your work devices work for you
    A guide for employees

    In some ways, our workplace devices are our favourite coworkers. But if we’re not careful, they can also expose us to serious threats.

    Here are some tips on how you can safely use your work devices, no matter where work is.

    Watch out for social engineers
    85% of organizations are the target of social engineering attacks, like phishingNote i

    Confirm the identity of anyone making unusual email or text requests
    Be careful giving out info about your organization or its employees
    Report any suspicious activity to your supervisor ASAP

    Keep a professional relationship with your phone
    Mobile devices can be a cyber criminal’s window into your organization.

    Don’t leave your phone unlocked or unattended
    Keep sensitive work information off your personal devices
    Follow your organization’s social media policy

    Online risks are just a click away
    Malware attacks cost organizations an average of $3.4 million each year.Note i

    Lock your computer when you leave your desk
    Back up your files to an external hard drive or cloud often
    Contact IT before installing any new software

    Connect safely, no matter where you are
    The internet makes your job easier — but it can also put you at risk.

    Use a VPN when working remotely
    Never share your organization’s Wi-Fi password
    Never disable firewalls or anti-virus apps

    And above all else, follow your organization’s cyber security policy.

    If you have any questions about staying cyber safe at work, contact your IT department or visit GETCYBERSAFE.CA


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      The Cost of Cybercrime, Accenture Security, 2019

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