When working from home, something that you need to pay attention to is security. Data theft is a common crime, however there are things that you can do to reduce the risk of you and your company being the victim of it….
Secure your Office- Make sure that your office is secure so that it is not able to be accessed by anyone other than you. Make sure that the door can be locked, and keep it locked when not in use. You might want to improve your home security too, to reduce the chance of a burglar stealing from your office. Alarm systems and security lighting are two ways of doing this.
Password Protect Devices – All devices which contain private company information should be password protected. Your phone and laptop should be only accessible to you when they have any information on them regarding your work.
Destroy Confidential Data that is no Longer Needed – Any data that you have whether on a hard drive or in paper files, should be destroyed when it is no longer needed. Find a confidential shredding service like this www.printwaste.co.uk/confidential-shredding/confidential-shredding-gloucester/ who will be able to do this for you.
Keep Home and Business Separate – Your work computer, and office should not be used by any other family members or people in the household. Kids shouldn’t be using the work computer for homework, or using the office in the evening for example, due to sensitive information that is kept on it.