Many PR pros, like those in other sectors, will consider home their office next week as the virus spreads. If that's your plan, the time is now to think about protecting laptops staff use in their home offices, cyber experts say.
One role for communicators is to push messages about the importance of practicing good cyber hygiene.
Rokk Solutions, a bipartisan PR firm in Washington, D.C., recommends starting the hygiene lessons with a series of internal communications to employees outlining the basics of work-from-home security. These include:
- Remote workers should have access to a virtual private network (VPN)
- Two-factor or multi-factor authentication should be enabled for all devices and accounts
- Advise employees to secure their at-home Internet connection and turn off and unplug work devices when not in use
- Alert employees to possible email scams
- Remain up-to-date on all security patches
- Don’t mix work and personal devices