How to keep your information secure when working remotely

How to keep your information secure when working remotely

According to a new survey conducted by PwC, only 14% of people want to work within the traditional office space.

This means that more individuals are opting to work from home; but how are they going to keep their information secure?

With the rise of the use of technology, more and more people are opting to use their smart phone or tablet to produce their work. But making sure confidential business information is secure outside of the workplace can be tricky whether it be online documents or hard copies.

Here are some things to consider:

Anti-virus – it shouldn’t be a surprise that we are advising you to install anti-virus software on your PC, as well as the right encryption and firewalls too. Not only this, but password protecting important sites and folders is helpful as well.

Public places – If you’re working in a coffee shop or library, don’t leave anything behind including portable USB drives or sticks and hard copies of your work as it could be unsafe. Ensure you have disposed of any irrelevant documents in a confidential waste bin or take it with you and shred it.

Only what is necessary – In simple terms, do not print out and take with you any documentation that is not of relevance. If you’re unsure about whether to print it in the first place, you probably don’t need to. As well as this, you need to make sure you are transporting the information in a safe manner which could be a secure bag or folders.

If you’d like further information with anything to do with confidential shredding and recycling, then we are here to help! Do not hesitate to give us a call on 01242 588600 and we’ll discuss your needs.