Covid-19 and Working RemotelyA How-To Technology Resource
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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.
Microsoft Tips for Office
Translate Text On The Fly
In Word, select some text, right-click it, and then click Translate. Choose a language to see the translation. Click Insert to put it into your document.
Shortcut of the Week
Keep the Computer Safe from Malware
Every computer connected to the Internet needs to be protected from viruses so we recommend having some form of antivirus program installed and running on your computer. It’s also a good idea to have a malware detection program that could pickup any spyware or malware that an antivirus may not detect.
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James Pearson, President The Computer Center 39 S. Main St. – Upper Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 755-1524