Remote work has already been gaining traction, trending towards 50% according to Forbes in 2019. During these unprecedented times, remote work has become a necessity. While there are plenty of tools available to enable the remote workforce, there are some best practices that you should follow to remain secure.
Be careful of COVID-19 / coronavirus related scams
There are increased phishing scams related to COVID-19. There are increased phishing emails, fake ads, and even groups of people wearing hazmat suits who ask to enter your residence. Be extra vigilant and exercise caution.
Do not comingle your work computer and home computers separate
If at all possible, keep them separate. Depending on the remote access methods, you are using, you will likely need to enter credentials, download data, and access information from the corporate network somehow from the computer you are using. The worse scenario you can be in is to use a home computer that does not meet security standards to handle corporate data/credentials.
Don’t be complacent about security
Lastly, just because you might be working remote, should not mean that your security posture should be relaxed. Use the same best practices as you would in the office.