Working remotely either from home or multiple locations means that it’s more important than ever to stay secure. By following some simple practices, this can go a long way in protecting yourself & any sensitive information you work with.
Stay network aware
-If you’re using a laptop, ensure that you are connected to a trusted Wi Fi network.
-If you’re using a public network (not home or within School District networks), it’s recommended to use a VPN. If you don’t have a VPN and would like to use one, please contact our SD64 HelpDesk and we can assist.
-Ensure your home wireless network is password protected & using WPA2 encryption. Contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) if you’re unsure.
Stay email aware
-Cyber crime is on the rise – especially since many folks are now working from home.
-Avoid opening emails from unknown sources (check the sender email address if you’re not sure!)
-Recognizing & deleting spam messages purporting to be from official sources (report them to our Helpdesk here).
-Never providing passwords or credit cards to individuals outside the organization.
Stay device aware
-Lock your device when you walk away (or log off when you’re done).
-Store sensitive documents in compliant cloud solutions (does it meet FOIPPA?)
-Ensure you have a backup solution (see One Drive for faculty)
-Keep your device updated & patched. This protects you and your data from potential threats.
Not sure? Report it!
-Lastly, if you’re not sure, report it to our Information Technology Team through our self serve ticket portal.
Security in SD64 – Link
Privacy in SD64 – Link
Self Serve Ticket Portal – Link
Remote Learning in SD64 – Link