Friday, September 18, 2020

Security tips for working from home

Over the last decade, remote work and working from home has grown in popularity for many professionals. In fact, a 2018 study found more than 70 percent of global employees work remotely at least once per week. However, the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown in many parts of the world have forced a large number of employees into unfamiliar territory—not just remote work, but full-time working from home (WFH).

Given these circumstances, we figured it would be useful to share some of the security tips we have for WFH, not just for IT teams who suddenly need to secure their entire remote workforce, but for individuals to take their own precautions.

I have been working remote for over five years now, from several locations and mostly WFH, so I dare say I can speak from personal experience.



WFH physical security

The first so-obvious-it’s-not-obvious tip is to make sure your work devices are physically safe, and that you avoid offering unauthorized views of confidential information. Here are a few ways to shore up physical security while WFH:

  • If you need to leave your home for supplies or other reasons, make sure your work devices are either shut down or locked—including any mobile phones you might use to check email or make work phone calls.
  • If you live with a roommate or young children, be sure to lock your computer even when you step away for just a bit. Don’t tempt your roommates or family members by leaving your work open. This is true even for the workplace, so it is imperative for WFH.
  • If you can’t carve out a separate work space in your home, be sure to collect your devices at the end of your workday and store them someplace out of sight. This will not only keep them from being accidentally opened or stolen, but will also help separating your work life from your home life.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

8 Home Security Tips You Never Thought Of

Your home is your sanctuary. It is a place where fond memories are made and relaxing evenings are spent after a busy day. Your home is a safe haven where you and your family most feel at ease. If your home is under-protected or you've had a recent burglary, this may compromise the security you feel in your own home.

There were more than 2 million burglaries in the United States in 2012. While that number is down from the previous year, it is still a statistic that no one wants to become a part of. Using a few simple home security tips and tricks, you can protect your belongings, thwart would-be thieves and increase your feeling of security while home and away. You can also stay protected with an affordable home insurance policy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Top 10 tips to improve your home security

The good news is that there are plenty of simple, low-cost steps you can take to greatly reduce your chance of getting burgled. Remember, it’s all about making your home a harder target to break into than other people’s. Most burglars enter via a garage door, back door, kitchen or bedroom window. Burglar-proof these and you’ll significantly improve your chances of never suffering from a break-in.
1. Door locks
Have key-operated two-cylinder deadlocks fitted to all external hinged doors. A quality knob-inlock set will have a ‘dead latch’ mechanism to stop burglars using a credit card to open it.
While looking at external doors, you may also want to check that they are solid and robust. If not, perhaps you should replace them, or add a security screen. You may also want to consider fitting a wide angle peephole on your front door.
2. Sliding doors
A favourite point of entry for burglars! Fit key-operated locks or patio bolts to all external sliding doors, such as patio/veranda doors.
Sliding doors can also be made more secure by inserting a wood or metal dowel into the track to limit movement.
3. Windows
An open window, visible from the street, may be the only reason that your home is chosen by a burglar. Ground floor windows are more susceptible for obvious reasons.
Make sure you have a security grill, security screen or burglar bars applied to all accessible windows, or alternatively have key-operated single cylinder window locks fitted.
4. Warning stickers
Place highly visible stickers on or near front doors and windows, which indicate an alarm system, dog or membership of neighbourhood watch. Your local police station should have an anti-crime adviser who can help provide these.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

16 ways to keep your home secure and safe

Make your doors and windows as difficult to penetrate as possible. Although intruders prefer unlocked doors and windows, many can quickly and almost silently pry open locked ones. Some break a pane of glass so they can reach in and unlock the window or door. Only a few really determined burglars break out enough glass to walk or crawl through, or bash in a well-secured door, and they seldom try to pick locks.

• Get a security audit: Most police departments provide free advice and will send someone to evaluate your home for weaknesses.
• Lose lousy locks: Key-in-the-knob locks are inadequate. Install good deadbolt locks on all your exterior doors.
• Secure sliding glass doors: The locks on sliding glass doors are notoriously flimsy — many doors can be lifted right off their tracks. Numerous how-to videos on the Web can show you how to make yours more secure, or you can pay a locksmith to install reinforcements.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Your home is your sanctuary. It is a place where fond memories are made and relaxing evenings are spent after a busy day. Your home is a safe haven where you and your family most feel at ease. If your home is under-protected or you've had a recent burglary, this may compromise the security you feel in your own home.
There were more than 2 million burglaries in the United States in 2012. While that number is down from the previous year, it is still a statistic that no one wants to become a part of. Using a few simple home security tips and tricks, you can protect your belongings, thwart would-be thieves and increase your feeling of security while home and away.
Prevention begins outside your home from the minute it comes into view. Take a walk around your property with a critical eye to see what changes it needs. Here are a few you may have missed:

1. Don't provide places for thieves to hide: Trim trees and bushes that may give someone a place to hide or unnoticeable access to your windows. You should trim back any shrubs that are high enough to block a window.
You will also want to consider the lighting of your property. Look for places around your home that are very dark and may allow a thief access to your home under the cover of darkness. Consider installing lights in various places that can light up entrances. Motion detection spotlights are the best option to conserve energy and not annoy your neighbors or yourself with the bright lights.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

7 Office Security Tips Your Employees Need to Know



Working in an office environment can pose a variety of threats from online threats to physical harm. When working together in an office, it is important to be alert so to prevent any attacks.
Social media
Whether your job role includes working on social media or not, it is an incredibly popular medium of communication. In saying that, employees should be careful about what is posted about their workplace. Also, it is important to keep profiles private to strangers.

Sharing sensitive information about your workplace can place your office in a vulnerable position which could, in turn, escalate to lawsuits and termination.
Be observant
If you notice somebody walking into the office whom you haven’t seen before, ask if you can help them in any way. Often, people do not take this initiative in similar types of situations, making the assumption that another worker has taken care of it.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Best Complete guide about Security camera installation cost 2019

First let us talk about the basic things. The reason behind the thought of installing a security camera in the home is because of your security reasons right. So, you expect something like best to choose, which monitor your entire home or business surroundings throughout the day.

Even though the price of the security systems matters for you, the fact is that you will never compromise to get the outstanding security system for your home or business security purpose. As you feel that your home should not face any type of intrusion.