Stay Cyber-Safe While Working From Home

Our CEO, Bob Oster, discusses why and how you should protect yourself from cyber attacks while working from home.




Hey guys. Bob Oster here with nSpire. So, you’re working from home. What does that mean? Are we safe? Are hackers trying to get you? The answer is yes. But why? Well, right now, imagine what you’re doing, you’re using your home computer in remote and into your office or you’re shopping online or you’re even shopping for groceries these days to get delivered. If a hacker gets to your computer at the house now they have access to everything. A lot of times they can track everything you type. Every Web site you go to, and get your passwords like it’s nothing. You want to protect everything that you have. So, what can you do first is to get a good security suite  by contacting your I.T. provider or the I.T. person at your office and see if you can get the same security suite that’s at your office computer on your home computer. The next thing is keep your kids off of that computer. I know they want to play. I know you want to entertain them, but see if you can do it another way. They are not going to be as diligent as you are to click on the right things and you don’t want to risk your company’s information just because your kids want to play. Secure your Wi-Fi. If you don’t have a complex Wi-Fi password get it done now.  Make sure it doesn’t have your name in it  or your address. Stuff like that. If you need help call your I.T. provider. I know we’ll be glad to help you practice smart clicking. You’re going to get tons of e-mails. Hackers are out there. They’re specifically targeting you with corona virus information, with shopping information, with free shipping. Make sure you don’t click on something unless you know it’s safe. If nothing else, when you get an e-mail from a vendor or Home Depot, for example, go to that Web site directly. Don’t click on the link and then go shop and do whatever you need to do. Finally, refrain from keeping information on your computer only, especially your home computer. Keep it on the server at the office when you’re remoting in, or at least put it in the cloud with something like Dropbox or Box, but get it somewhere that’s going to be backed up. The last thing you want to happen is working from home on a computer that they don’t support. And something happens and you lose that data. You don’t want to have to explain that to anybody. Again, thank you so much. Please like and share this video. We are your I.T. superheroes God bless.