The computer is the important need of the employees of any company as technology is growing rapidly and PC is becoming an essential part of the job but if you are storing your personal data on the official computers then you are at risk?
If you are using the tablet or smartphone for the work then it might be your personal or your data is secured but be careful every time as software Technology Company conducted a survey with the people belonging to IT professionals and results shown that a number of breaches were down to employee recklessness.
These are the things you might need to remember while you are using the company computer to make your boss happy and secure yourself from any mishap.
- Don’t save personal passwords:
You are using company computer for more than 8 hours and it is possible you open your personal accounts and treat the machine as it is your own but it is against the company policy as company is able to open and search your machine for the server any time to access workplace material and if hacking attempt occurs then your personal accounts are also hacked and might easy to access your personal information as well your workplace materials.
- Don’t use personal communication:
You treat your machine as your personal computer and possibly start chatting with your friends on hangouts or other social sites but you need to remember that your server is checking everything and the managers will able to see your private chats – it is good to socialize yourself but be careful while talking.
- Don’t use public WIFI:
You always connect your mobile phone or tablet or technology gadgets to the public WIFI but if you are doing important work then it might be risky for you as hackers or criminals providing the fake networks to the people that seem to be real and stole your personal information or email accounts or credit card accounts with the help of public WIFI.
- Don’t allow friends to access your computer remotely:
You don’t need to allow your friends or non-IT professional members to access your computer remotely while you are at work as it is not good practice and if something gets wrong then they probably blame on you – you don’t need to allow HR to access your system remotely or trust them but it is still bad practice for the business.
- Don’t do extra work:
You are working for the company on their machine and if you are working twice job or working as freelancer as well then don’t open these accounts or works on company machine as managers and server controller are looking on your activities and if your boss come to know about your activities then it might be risky for your job or not a good practice.
You need to follow above-mentioned tips or tricks to secure yourself while you are at a job and to stay safe from any kind of hacking attempt in the future as well.