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How To Keep Data Secure When Working From Home

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Work from Home, Edmondson's IT

Working from home can bring about several challenges that you may not have considered when working on-site. One of which is understanding how to manage your data, preventing it from being lost or corrupted. The increased exposure to data risks thanks to working from home can leave you clueless on how your data is being used and distributed. To protect your valuable data ensure you have the appropriate data loss prevention tools put in place. This is especially the case if your business deals with sensitive information to make sure you comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

How To Protect Yourself When Working From Home

  • Working from home can often lead your team members to use unsecure or public networks. As a result, your data is extremely vulnerable to being stolen and taken over.  A Virtual Private Network (VPN) can help encrypt your IP address, shielding you from hackers who are on the same network as you.
  • Investing in a secure email platform is an excellent tool for preventing data loss. According to research, the most common cause of data leaks when working from home is sending emails to the wrong person. One great email setup we recommend is Microsoft 365, which allows users to access data from anywhere at any time. The useful Cloud feature helps you to have access to all your files in one secure location. This eliminates the need to email files to other members of the team, lowering the chances of sensitive data falling into the wrong hands.
  • With the rise in cybercrime, data backup has never been more important, particularly in a remote working environment. Make that you have established data backup practises by backing up your data and storing it in a secure location.

How Can Edmondson’s IT Help?

Edmondson’s IT has partnered up with Microsoft, to assist small to medium sized businesses, in securely managing their data and avoiding any potential data issues. When working from home, Microsoft 365’s file sharing and collaboration tool ensures that all team members have access to the files they require.

We also provide data backup services, to help you store your data both on and off-site, supplying you with an extra layer of security. In addition, we develop a full disaster recovery plan to help you get back on your feet again.

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