Beware of the evil twin
An evil twin is a rogue WiFi network that appears to be legitimate, but has actually been set up by hackers for the purpose of stealing private information. (It’s the wireless equivalent of phishing.) When in doubt, avoid doing sensitive business on public WiFi hotspots.
Use a VPN
If you must use public WiFi to get work done on the go, consider setting up a VPN, or virtual private network for your business. this allows employees to access private company data securely over a public network.
Make Firewalls your friend
A firewall prevents hackers and malware from accessing your computer via the Internet. Ensure that all company devices have firewall software installed and running along with antivirus programs. This is a solid first defense against suspicious traffic.
Nothing beats common sense. Be sure to talk to your employees about the importance of creating secure passwords, changing passwords frequently, and avoiding downloads or files from unfamiliar sources.
Losing a device shouldn’t mean losing sleep
It can happen to the best of us-your shiny new phone or tablet, left in an airplane seat pocket or the back of a cab. Consider installing a device tracking app, password protecting your device, and always keep your valuable data backed up in the cloud. Remember-don’t panic. Everything you need is backed up in the cloud and accessible from anywhere.
To learn more how Lanlogic can help you work securely on the go, contact us