Putting home office safety first

Over the past year and change, many of us have seen our homes multifunction as office space. While working remotely can be challenging at times, keeping your files safe is easy. Follow these four tips to protect your documents:

Secure your internet connection.

Change the default password on your home router, use a VPN and opt for a personal data hotspot instead of public Wi-Fi when working with sensitive data.

Keep sensitive documents locked.

Treat sensitive papers and materials with care by storing them in a locked filing cabinet as you would at your office.

Keep your computer up to date.

Keep your antivirus software current and update your operating system whenever prompted to by your computer.

Invest in a home security system.

A home security system can help protect expensive office equipment. If you’ve invested in office furniture or other items to personalize your space, remember to update your personal inventory so that you can be adequately compensated in the event of a claim.

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