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Security Tips and Tricks for the Remote Office

Remote offices—especially ones that consist of just your home office—have no on-site cyber security staff. Thus, you must fend for yourself. An article from Staples provides some hints.

Having access to a VPN (virtual private network) is usually a big part of a remote working experience, as it provides access to critical shared resources in a secure manner. In cases where speed is really of the essence though, employing cloud services to access resources may be preferable. And when it comes more generally to just connecting to the Internet, if you are using Wi-Fi, you should make it Wi-Fi Protected Area (WPA) or WPA2. You need some level of encryption, and using open Wi-Fi is out of the question.

Lastly, you need to remember to keep your system current with updates. Setting updates to occur automatically is a smart option, and will prevent you from letting your device fall susceptible to a vulnerability that was patched back in 2014. For more thoughts, you can view the original article here: http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/tech-services/explore-tips-and-advice/tech-articles/security-tips-and-tricks-for-the-remote-office.html

About John Friscia

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John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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