Tips for being safe when working from home

For many of us, working from home is no longer an intermittent perk or privilege, but a way of life.

While many businesses are opting for hybrid jobs where they spend their time at home and in the office, many workers may now have switched to working entirely remotely.

However, these changes come with potential security concerns, especially, so here are some top tips for staying safe when working from home:

Get a password manager

First things first – some security basics.

We recommend that you keep your passwords up to date and, if possible, change them every few months. Using a different, difficult-to-guess password for each account with a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters can help keep you secure. This is especially true if you reuse the same password for different accounts.

Bitdefender Total Security It comes with a built-in Password Manager service that manages all your details and also suggests alternative passwords that are difficult to crack, so you don’t have to worry.

Make sure all devices are secure

If you’ve used some of your own devices to work from home, it’s a good idea to make sure all of them are properly protected. Most of us are well aware that we need to make sure our laptop or desktop is secure, but we often forget about other devices.

Hackers are increasingly targeting other unprotected devices such as tablets, smartphones, printers, and internet routers. These devices can easily be targeted because they lack even basic protection.

Bitdefender Total Security It can be used on up to 15 devices per household and supports multiple generations of Windows, macOS, Android and iOS platforms so you can protect all of them.

Strengthen your VPN

If you’re working remotely, it’s very likely that you’re already using some kind of VPN service to access your company’s systems, data, or documents. However, if you use your personal device to do so, it’s worth investing in your own VPN for an extra layer of security.

If you still don’t know what a VPN is, a VPN hides your real location by disguising your IP address and connection. This means that hackers or stalking software should not be able to track your internet activity or locate your location.

Fortunately Bitdefender Total Security It comes with our own Secure VPN service that provides complete online privacy with a 200MB/day allowance per device, so you can rest assured that your safety is not compromised.

Don’t let your guard down

Whether you work for a multinational corporation or are just starting a startup, criminals are always keen to steal the data you use.

Protecting your identity is important today, as every enterprise, not just large enterprises, needs to make sure your security protections are up to date. Always check that the emails or websites you interact with are legitimate, especially if you are requesting personal or business data, so you don’t give out valuable data without your knowledge.

Bitdefender Total Security From special social network protections to powerful privacy firewalls, it comes with a variety of tools to keep you from becoming a victim of identity theft. The platform also provides an enhanced vulnerability assessment that scans for possible security flaws, such as missing Windows security patches and potentially insecure system settings, and then suggests the best fixes to stay safe.

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