In the latest video of our Security Culture series we talk about remote work and security. You can also listen in on our podcast.

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:

  1. Secure your home network. Use WPA2, a complex password and don’t share it with everyone.
  2. Phishing is always something to watch for, but expect more of it and for coronavirus related tricks
  3. Use as your DNS provider
  4. Have a room that closes with storage that locks and keep any company private information locked up
  5. Don’t share your computer with your family, relatives or friends
  6. Make sure your laptop is encrypted (BitLocker or FileVault for most people)
  7. Update your operating system and programs frequently. Favor automatic updates if possible.
  8. Use antivirus.
  9. Use approved file sharing and communications (eg. Drive and Slack or OneDrive and Teams)

Feel free to reach out at if you have specific questions.


Matt Konda

Matt is a software engineer. He's our CEO and former Chair & OWASP Board Member.

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