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Remote Work / Telework
As more employees are working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak here are some things to keep in mind to stay safe online when using IHS-issued devices, especially laptops and smartphones.
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  • Update home routers to the most current software and secure with a lengthy, unique passphrase.
  • Avoid connecting to public Wi-Fi with government equipment whenever possible. If you must do so make sure you are using the IHS VPN solution.
  • Keep devices stored in a secure location when not in use.
  • Limit access to the device you use for work. Only the approved user should use the device (family and friends should not use a work-issued device).
  • Update software with the latest patches on all devices (including antivirus and firewalls).
  • Back up your data.
  • Enable multi-factor authentication if offered.
  • Set unique strong, lengthy passphrases for each online account. Remember to change them regularly.
  • Disable passive listening devices such as Alexa, Cortana, and Echo during business meetings.