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Don’t allow unknown users into your online meeting

If there’s the potential for mischief on the internet, it’s almost certain someone’s going to take advantage of it. Such is the case with online meetings. There have been quite a few cases of bad actors trying to find their way into these meetings to disrupt them, often by displaying inappropriate or obscene content. This […]

Don’t write down your login information on Post-It Notes

This might seem obvious, but you may be surprised at how many people stick their login credentials to their monitors at work. This can potentially give access to anyone if you so much as step away from your workstation for a few minutes. If the bad actor doesn’t sit down at your desk directly, they […]

Turn off your webcam and microphone when not in use

Cybercriminals can potentially access the feeds from your webcam and microphone without your permission. Turn both of these off when you’re not using them, or even better, disconnect them entirely. Also, if you work from home and need to join conference video calls for work, think about keeping your private home protected by using background […]

Monitor your router’s data to see if others are using it

If you live in an area with a dense population, you’ll want to be sure there aren’t any bad actors sapping the speed of your Wi-Fi. Virtually all routers can tell you what connections are being used at any given time. Check your router’s configuration page to make sure that only approved users are using […]

Safeguard your wireless network Service Set Identifier (SSID)

To stop outsiders from simply accessing your network, avoid broadcasting your SSID. All Wi-Fi routers allow users to shield their device’s SSID, which makes it more difficult for attackers to locate a network. At the very least, alter your SSID to something unique. Leaving it as the manufacturer’s default could allow a possible attacker to […]

Discover desktop-as-a-service

If you’re running a small-to-medium business, it might be prohibitively expensive to buy and send good hardware to your remote workforce. Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) providers are here to fill the IT gap, though. They effectively upgrade a laptop or desktop machine with a virtual representation of your company network, whenever you require it. This is fantastic […]