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Henry Ford

IT Security Tip #36: The Long-forgotten Piece of Security for Road Warriors…

Do you connect to the office network or VPN (virtual private network) to get some work done in the evenings, on the weekends or when on the road? For many, the answer is yes.

One of the most frequently forgotten pieces of network security is making sure that personal devices used in employee homes conform to the standards in your office. Make sure your road warriors and remote workers have up-to-date antivirus software on the computers they are connecting in from and that a good firewall is in use when possible. Just know that it’s generally safe to connect into work from public hotspots as long as your office VPN is in use. The VPN secures the connection between the computer and the office. Remote login software such as GoToMyPC and others may not use the same type of security as your VPN and therefore may not be safe to connect from a public hotspot.

Excel: What’s your status? See it instantly.

The Status Bar shows averages, counts, and sums — without typing out complicated formulas! Just select some cells in your table, and then gaze your eyes on the lower right-hand corner of the Excel window. There you’ll see instant stats about your selection.

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Ctrl + F opens the Find field, which allows you to search the text currently displayed in programs that support it (Cmd + F for Apple computers).

Ctrl + G may be used to repeat a Ctrl + F search in a document or on a web page.

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James Pearson, President
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