How the lockdown taught us the importance of online security

July 6, 2020

ESET shares the top security lessons learned during the lockdown.

The past few months have been a struggle for everyone who was either working or studying remotely. ESET says that it was also a time where everyone has started learning in terms of how they go about with their daily routines. From a security perspective, that also meant that since you are now working or studying from home, you need a better understanding of how secure your workstation is.

ESET here shares some of its top five lessons learned during the lockdown. Read on:

Work is easier if you have the right tools

Since you are at home, you make the most out of all the available tools to make yourself productive. In terms of cybersecurity, having the right software can help keep your network secure – from accessing confidential work emails to monitoring your kid’s internet access. These tools are readily available for you to use whenever you need them.

Password managers are more helpful than you think

Since most of your accounts now require passwords with varying characters, there’s a good chance that you will always forget them. Thankfully, the increase of password manager software will help make it easier since it can keep those complex passwords safe and readily accessible when you need them.

Make good use of screen time

Since most content is now accessed online, the threat of attacks from phishing or malware has also increased. You have to make sure that the website you’re accessing is genuine to keep yourself from online attacks.

Personal devices also need to be secure

Since your smartphone houses some of your most personal information, keeping it safe should be your top priority. It has also shown that some users have used personal devices for work, which makes it more vulnerable if compromised. ESET suggests installing their Mobile Security app which can help monitor your device for unwanted threats.

We’re all in this together

Just like how everyone is advised to do their part in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the same goes for keeping yourself online. As more people start to become more aware of online threats, it can result in a much safer environment for everyone.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.