Press Releases
20-03-2020

PRIORITY: Best practices for secure remote working

PRIORITY SA (www.priority.com.gr), the pioneer management and IT consulting firm in Greece, having as a priority the uninterrupted offer of consulting services to the professionals and companies of the country in the current situation and fully aligned with the initiative of the State #DigitalSolidarityGR and the #menoumespiti campaign, launches a series of free benefits of its skills and know-how through the use of digital technology.

 

The next period will transfer its know-how to important issues such as Cybersecurity, Personal Data Security and GDPR, health and safety at work, etc., through updates from its Blog and social media channels, but also through webinars, to be announced on its site. The beginning is made with a series of important tips and best practices for those who work in the meantime remotely, with teleworking.

 

17 tips for safe teleworking

 

Now that working from home is a big necessity, we must not forget to follow some basic rules to make sure that we keep away from all the vicious people who are trying to gain access to our computers and read, modify, delete our files, or cause malfunctions to the software programs that we use.

 

Information Security Best Practices for Remote Workers

 

Now that working from home is a big necessity, we must not forget to follow some basic rules to make sure that we keep away from all the vicious people who are trying to gain access to our computers and read, modify, delete our files, or cause malfunctions to the software programs that we use.

 

  1. We strictly follow the IT Department’s instructions to remotely connect to the corporate network and applications. Connection should be established through secure communication channels (eg VPN, RAS)
  2. We only use corporate equipment provided by our company to connect remotely to its network
  3. We do not forget to change our passwords according to the frequency our company’s password policy imposes
  4. The new passwords we choose, should have the minimum length and contain the character types specified by our company’s policy
  5. We do not share corporate passwords with our family members (and of course no other third parties)
  6. We do not attempt to disable the protection software installed on our computers
  7. We do not access sites which are at high risk of malware infection (porn, gambling, p2p sites)
  8. We make sure to update our corporate computer software immediately when the message appears
  9. We also protect our personal computers with antivirus software and install the software updates issued by their manufacturers
  10. We do not connect to public wireless networks or third-party wireless networks
  11. We ensure that our home internet router uses the WPA2 protocol
  12. We protect our home wireless network with a strong password. Under no circumstances do we leave it unprotected
  13. We change the default internet router password
  14. We do not store corporate information on home media or data storage sites (dropbox, onedrive, box, etc.) linked to our personal accounts
  15. We store the processed files in the predefined corporate storage locations at regular intervals, in order to be backed-up
  16. Once we become aware of suspicious behavior or malfunction in our software, it is urgent to contact our IT department
  17. We do not open emails with suspicious content or originating from unknown senders. Attention!!!! This period, malicious users will try to access our computers or install malware by sending an email regarding the Covid-19 coronavirus.

 

Teleworking is a measure to limit the spread of coronavirus. Let’s follow all the above guidelines to keep computer viruses out of our lives.