When it comes to work computers and phones there is more to protection than just blocking viruses. You may want to keep other employees out of your computer and you may want to ensure your personal devices are also protected from nosey coworkers. While you may work with some trustworthy people, you really never know.
There are many things that can damage your devices, so there are many different ways you should be taking care of them.
Protection From Malware And Viruses
The first and most important thing to do when it comes to new devices, and even ones you’ve had for a while, whether they are at work or at home, is to make sure that you have virus protection on them and keep it updated. That means a good antivirus protector, as well as something to save you from getting any adware or malware on your internet connected devices.
If you get a virus your computer could be permanently ruined and you could end up losing files and more. If you get some adware or malware your time online may be bombarded constantly with pop ups and other annoying and damaging stuff. It is also through these that hackers can steal financial information and credit card numbers.
Locking People Out
One would hope that they could trust their employees and coworkers, but that isn’t always the case. Whether it’s your work computer or your own smartphone, you may want to ensure that you have them password protected. This is easy enough to do and you can make sure no one is stealing that report you worked so hard on or snooping at your text messages.
Your personal phone may be kept safer by being left in a locked locker at work, since it’s somewhat bad etiquette to have your phone on your while you are working. Making personal calls from work may be against the rules, depending on your job.
Keeping Your Devices Clean And Safe
You shouldn’t just be worrying protection of what is inside your devices, but also the outsides of them. Computer and smartphone replacement isn’t always cheap, so you want to make sure that you are paying attention to what you are doing. Don’t keep drinks near your computer on your desk, for one thing.
When it comes to smartphones people tend to do some dumb things with them (like jumping in a pool with your phone in your pocket). When it comes to protecting them in the workplace you may want to avoid keeping them in your pockets, on your desk, or using them in the bathroom. You should also purchase a screen protector and a case that can help absorb shock if you drop your phone.