The 2020 Covid-19 Work From Home Guide
HWM Singapore|April 2020
Also known as general cyber hygiene best practices
Aaron Zander

USE A GOOD PASSWORD MANAGER

Don’t share logins and passwords unless you absolutely have to. And if you have to, then it’s time to invest in a password manager for your team or company. Tools like 1Password make sharing large amounts of secure data easy, and help secure your teams even more.

USE MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (MFA)

Authentication is the process by which a computer validates the identity of a user (i.e. username and password). Two-factor authentication (2FA) commonly combines a password with a phone-based authentication factor. However, there are shortcomings with 2FA, as hackers can bypass wireless carriers, intercept or redirect SMS codes, and easily compromise credentials. Multifactor authentication is more secure as it adds an additional layer of protection. Instead of just asking for a username and password, MFA requires additional credentials, such as a code from the user’s smartphone, the answer to a security question, a fingerprint, or facial recognition.

DISCONNECT FROM THE COMPANY VPN WHEN NOT IN USE

Leaving your corporate connections open can increase the likelihood that if you’re breached, it will extend past your machine and into your company network. Also, in a time where many more people are connecting via these services, it’ll give your IT team a little more room to breathe.

SECURE YOUR HOME ROUTER

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