If you use a work computer at home, don’t use it for personal tasks. Take these extra steps to make sure you use work computers securely:
- Don’t share work devices. Don’t let anyone else use your work computer – family and friends should never have access to work systems, networks, and applications.
- Don’t mix work and personal tasks. Use your work computer for work tasks – use personal devices for non-work activities. Personal use can consume network resources and impact your co-workers. Non-work activities (like personal web searches or online shopping) can create security alerts that require investigation. And, if you keep personal and work computing separate, you’ll reduce the chance that a mix-up will result in a data disclosure mistake.
- Disconnect when you’re not working. If you use a VPN, disconnect when you aren’t working.