Take Advantage of Multiple Monitors

When thinking of a PC with a multiple-monitor setup, it is easy to visualize TV shows and movies with the computer hacker in front of screens full of numbers and code.  However, the use of multiple monitors has become far more common in the workplace and is something that many people swear by.

Work computers and devices are only for ONE thing…

Quick Tip: Separate work and personal accounts/devices as much as possible.

Why: If you’re using a company device to access a compromised account, you’re opening up a door to a hacker who can then get into your company’s network via your email or PC. Bottom line, don’t use company PCs, devices, phones or internet for PERSONAL use.

Don’t download ANYTHING you’re not authorized to download

Quick Tip: Check before you download.

Why: So you have a big file you need to get over to your printer YESTERDAY and you can’t get it to “send” via email because the file is too big. What should you do? The right thing to do is contact your IT department (us!) so we can assist by installing a secure, commercial-grade file-sharing application.

Beware of copycat websites, especially Office 365!

Quick Tips:
(1) Bookmark websites accessed frequently to avoid scams from copycat websites.
(2) Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) now.

Why: You do not want to share your credentials with anyone! Hackers put up websites that look almost exactly like real websites to fool you into getting that information.