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Securing a Remote Workforce

The evolving Coronavirus pandemic has many companies deploying work-from-home arrangements. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of this shift by crafting new phishing and malware operations. Ensure your team is equipped with these quick cybersecurity and remote work tips.

5 Email Safety Tips for Remote-Work Employees

  1. Never click links for more information or download attachments when sent from an unknown or unrecognized sender.
  2. Before you click a link, hover over it to see the actual web address that is linked. Check for misspellings or wrong domains within a link. If the address does not match or looks suspicious, don’t click.
  3. If you receive a suspicious email from a colleague, look closely at the sender email address to ensure it is accurate. In doubt, pick up the phone and call the sender to check for legitimacy. If you are unsure about an email from an outside source, talk it through with a colleague or contact the business or organization using contact information from their official company website.
  4. Don’t send sensitive information such as login IDs, password, date of birth, social security number, credit card information, or other personal information in response in email.
  5. Report suspicious messages as spam to your email provider or IT department.