In recent months, COVID-19 has taken over the world. Countries are closing borders, production lines are halting, and many employers are instructing employees to work from home. If companies are to continue functioning, and if your job is location-neutral, staying home reduces the likelihood of catching and transmitting the coronavirus while letting you continue doing your job.
However, working in the office and working at home are two different kettles of fish (or indeed phish). And not only because the office has a working atmosphere, whereas at home you just want to lie on the couch and pet the dog.
The real issue — at least for cybersecurity, if not productivity — is that in the office, companies thoroughly protect networks and devices. Meanwhile, sysadmins are probably not going to come around to your apartment or house and set everything up in line with corporate standards.
This small awareness program gives you some tips and tricks on how to protect your devices and data while working remotely.
Configuring your own home office space often requires a bit of flexibility and ingenuity. And now that millions of workers worldwide are required to work from home while on self-quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s forcing many of us to get creative with carving out a place to work, whether it be sharing the home office with family or roommates, or finding a place to work when you can’t even find a flat surface for your computer.
Here are some of the best tips and hacks for squeezing out whatever kind of work space you can within your home.