Cyber Safety Practices In the Workspace
Clean – Desk Practices To Keep Your Information Safe
Our cubicles and desks can start to feel like home after a while. It’s great to add that personal touch to our work-space, but it’s important to not let general cyber-safety practices slide no matter how comfortable in our space we feel. In this article you will find a list of work-space NO’S, following these easy steps can help you keep your work and private information safe.
- Don’t write passwords on Post-It notes.
- Don’t write passwords on post-it notes and stick them to your computer monitor (or under your keyboard). Writing down passwords is not a great idea in general, but if you do, make sure no one else can find them.
- Lock your computer when you’re away from your desk.
- This is an important rule. Leaving your computer open when you leave your desk, even for a few minutes, leave it susceptible to data theft. Not only can someone access the network, but they may gain access to confidential information.
- Secure portable devices.
- Make sure laptops, and other portable devices, are locked in a drawer at the end of the night. This will help prevent theft and unauthorized login.
- Clear sensitive documents from desk.
- Documents containing sensitive information shouldn’t be left on an unattended desk. Make sure paperwork and USB drives are locked up when not in use.
- Log off your computer workstation at the end of the day.
- Logging off the computer allows it to install updates and reboot if needed as well as make it run faster – think of how often you solve a glitchy computer problem by rebooting it.
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