Staying Secure While Working Remote
In this lesson, you'll learn tips and tricks for staying safe and secure while working remotely, including how to secure your devices, internet connection, and surroundings to protect your information from potential threats. Take control of your remote work safety.
Hey there! So glad you're joining the BlueBird team! My name is Tony and I'm your onboarding buddy.
Just so you know, we're a remote-first company which means our team members can choose to work from home, a co-working space, or even a cafe. You can do the same if that's what works best for you!
Before we get started, I just want to make sure you're all set up to work safely and securely while you're away from your home. Don't worry, I'll walk you through everything step by step and if you have any questions just let me know. Alright, let's get started!
First things first, let's make sure your devices are secure. Before you leave your home, ensure your device's operating system and software are up-to-date. This will help protect your device from security vulnerabilities. Also, make sure to use a strong passcode or biometric authentication to lock your device.
Now that your device is secure, let's talk about your internet connection. When working in a public place, avoid using public Wi-Fi, as they are often unsecured and could put your information at risk. Instead, use your mobile data or a personal hotspot to ensure a secure internet connection.
Another important step is to be mindful of your surroundings. When working in a public place, be aware of who is around you and what they might be able to see on your screen. Avoid sharing sensitive information or working on confidential projects in public places.
Finally, when you're finished working, make sure to properly log out of all your accounts and close all sensitive documents and apps. This will help prevent anyone from accessing your information if your device is lost or stolen.
And, that's it! Now you’re all set and can start working from your favourite co-working space, cafe — or even from the beach. Remember, security is always important, and it's better to be safe than sorry. Stay safe and welcome aboard!"