Remote Will Be Important For a While
In light of Coronavirus / Covid-19 and in particular, the key CDC recommendation that we implement social distancing (work from home), we wanted to try to write a helpful post about working remotely securely.
Unfortunately, we think it will be relevant for months to come.
The Most Important Takeaways
We put together a checklist for securing your remote work environment that you can download and use across your teams.
The highlights are:
- Secure your home network. Use WPA2, a complex password and don’t share it with everyone.
- Phishing is always something to watch for, but expect more of it and for coronavirus related tricks
- Use 184.108.40.206 as your DNS provider
- Have a room that closes with storage that locks and keep any company private information locked up
- Don’t share your computer with your family, relatives or friends
- Make sure your laptop is encrypted (BitLocker or FileVault for most people)
- Update your operating system and programs frequently. Favor automatic updates if possible.
- Use antivirus.
- Use approved file sharing and communications (eg. Drive and Slack or OneDrive and Teams)
Feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions.
- Previous Blog Post For Workers
- Previous Blog Post For IT
- Remote - Book by 37 Signals Founders about successful remote work in general
- CDC: Global Coronavirus Map
- CDC: US Cases
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