Online safety and security is a responsibility we all share, especially when you’re working from home or a mobile location. It’s more important now than ever before to make smart cyber security practices a part of normal operations.
We all need to remain vigilant and take the following precautions.
- Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.
- Use trusted sources—such as legitimate, government websites—for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19.
- CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Tennessee Department of Health’s website https://www.tn.gov/health.html has covid-19 stats updated every day @ 2:00pm
- Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
- Verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations.
When working from your home or alternate workplace be mindful of your surroundings keeping security and privacy in mind:
- Position your computer’s monitor out of view of others.
- Lock the screen when you are not using your device.
- Securely store any printed materials.
- Do not use your state computer for personal use.