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Man looking frustrated at computerIT Services offers a list of top three security assignments for those working from home.

IT Services encouraging users to do their security homework

Working and learning from home bring new considerations, including how to manage security issues to protect yourself, your work, and your personal information.

“While security can feel like just another thing on your to-do list, the consequences of not investing the time can have significant consequences on your personal life and the University if you’re the victim of a cyber attack,” says Kevin Macnaughton, team leader security in Information Technology Services. “It’s worth it to do your security homework.”

IT Services’ list of top three work from home security assignments includes:

  • Keep your operating system and applications, including anti-virus, up to date. Upgrade to Windows 10 if you haven’t already.
  • Use UWindsor’s Virtual Private Network (GlobalProtect) to access work accounts.
  • Keep your home network secure by using a wireless password that is at least 12 characters long and ensuring your wireless network uses encryption.

To get details on the tips above and learn more work from home security best practices, see www.uwindsor.ca/itservices/932/do-your-security-homework.

Led by IT Services, Cybersecurity Awareness Month efforts highlight cybersecurity issues relevant to the UWindsor community. More information, along with how you can protect yourself, can be found at uwindsor.ca/cybersecurity.