Don’t share your work computer with family or friends.
Report any security incidents to your employer, such as access to a malicious website or a virus on your workstation.
Lock your work computer when you stop using it.
You can also refer to this comprehensive list of advice for home workers published by the SANS Institute, a leader in the field of cybersecurity.
Common online pitfalls
You, your children and your family members are probably using the Internet more often than usual to learn, communicate and for entertainment during the lockdown period. Below are some tips on how to avoid falling into the many traps laid by online fraudsters, who unfortunately proliferate in times of crisis!
Beware of chain emails: Don’t forward these messages to your contacts, as they are used to collect addresses and then send spam or worse, infect your computer with a virus.
Don’t open attachments or systematically click on links: Although the email may appear to be from a government agency, these messages usually never contain attachments or links. The same rule applies to messages that seem to originate from a mail service or online store. These messages are usually phishing attempts and are based on practices that apply equally to email, SMS and telephone calls. Be vigilant!