IT Security Tip #7: Never Use PERSONAL Devices to Connect to COMPANY Data
You’re a hardworking team player who likes to check e-mail and get a few things done after hours – all good! But here’s something you might not know: you should never access company data, file servers or applications through personal devices and home PCs that are not properly monitored by us. Why?
If you and your kids are using a home PC to play games, access Facebook, surf the web AND you’re not diligently updating and monitoring the antivirus software, firewall, and security patches on the machine (who does, honestly?), then there’s a high probability you’re infected with spyware or malware. Since most malware is designed to operate in total stealth mode undetected, you won’t know that some hacker is watching you log in to your company’s file server or key cloud application containing critical, sensitive data and capturing your login with a key logger. Bottom line, ONLY use company-approved devices that are properly protected and monitored to access company data; and if you just can’t help but take work home, let us know so we can set you up with a SECURE way to work remote or from home.
Microsoft Teams: It’s All About Meme
Add GIFs to inject some personality into your conversations.
To add a GIF to your reply, just click GIF button at the bottom of the conversation view at the bottom of your conversation view. Search for, or select, a GIF from the picker. Click Send when ready.
Shortcut of the Week
Quickly Find a Name in Your Outlook Address Book.
Quickly locate a user in your address book or a company address book by typing portions of the name or alias and pressing Ctrl + K. For example, if you want to find Steve Smith, start typing “st sm” and then press Ctrl + K to automatically complete the name.
Happy New Year!
From all of us at The Computer Center, Happy New Year! May 2020 be your best year ever. We appreciate your business and wish you all the best in the coming year.