Tips: Best Security Practices For Mobile Workers

The National Cyber Security Alliance offers tips for mobile worker security.

  • Use effective passwords that are changed every 90 days.
  • Update anti-virus and anti-spyware programs.
  • Download necessary patches to operating systems regularly.
  • Create backups of all important data and files.
  • Encrypt sensitive data.
  • Have an emergency response plan for wireless security breaches.
  • Marry proactive education with proper technology that protects connections to networks, mobile and wireless devices as they leave corporate environments, and re-entry of those devices into the same corporate environments as they reconnect to their networks. This includes a defense-in-depth wireless (and wired) security infrastructure that incorporates virtual private networking, device and endpoint protection, intrusion detection, admission control, effective management, etc.

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