Computer Support Plano TX : Four Security Tips For Remote Workers
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computer support plano txAs the workplace evolves, computer support Plano TX rises to new challenges. In 2015, an estimated 37% of American workers said they telecommuted, or worked from home or another location outside the office, all or part of the time. The trend is continuing, affecting both beginning workers and highly paid, full-time executives. Working outside of a digitally controlled office environment has the potential to cause many problems. Portable devices can be hacked, compromising sensitive data. By following a few safety procedures, you can protect your portable devices and your work data.

Computer Support Plano TX : Protect Laptop Data with a Password

Use a long and hard to guess password--"password123" won’t protect your data. Configure your laptop, iPad or other device to require a password to be entered when you turn the device on, or when it awakens from sleep or hibernation.

Plano TX Computer Support: Reduce Security Risk on Public Computers

Don’t use public computers or public Wi-Fi to send financial records or other sensitive information. Wi-Fi networks allow determined hackers to steal just about any data transmitted over them, so wait until you are using a secure, private network to send any data with bank account numbers, Social Security numbers and other personal information.

Computer Security Service Plano TX: Protect Your Device from USB Attacks for Better Remote Safety

Any USB drive can be hacked, so be 100% certain you’re using it in a trusted device without viruses or spyware. Encrypt the data stored on your USB drive by using Bitlocker to Go for Windows or Encrypting File System (EFS) on older versions of Windows. MACs use AES encryption, which you can find in your operating system under Applications/Utilities. These OS encryption tools will allow only qualified individuals with the password to access data on a USB.

Use a Virtual Private Network for Increased Security

Instead of using public or hotel Wi-Fi on the road, encrypt your data using a company Virtual Private Network (VPN). If your company doesn’t have a VPN, you can use a VPN service provider. These services hide your ISP and protect you from malicious hackers and eavesdroppers. They make it harder for unauthorized people to look at your data when you use public or hotel Wi-Fi. A VPN server connects you with your company’s private network even when you’re out of the office. This gives you all the cyber security of a worker actually entering data on-site.

At COMHOME Network Solutions, we provide computer support Plano TX for your company’s on-site and remote workers. We’ll provide cyber security and wireless solutions and training to any worker with a valid internet connection, whether they’re at home or in your headquarters. Call us today at 866-391-3898 for more information.


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