Data Protection Checklist When Working From Home

Data Protection Checklist When Working From Home

These are extraordinary times as we deal with COVID-19. Teams across the globe, including oneDPO, have shifted to work-from-home as a precautionary measure. Working remotely has huge data privacy and security implications. We must take data protection even more seriously as we might work from home for a prolonged period.  Here is a basic checklist that will help you protect your data as you work from home.

  • Avoid personal email for work
  • Watch out for Phishing attacks that take advantage of COVID-19
  • Don't share work files using personal cloud storage accounts on GDrive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.
  • If you use personal devices, limit work-files to one folder. Delete it once you transfer the files
  • Enable two-factor authentication
  • Install approved anti-malware and install the latest updates
  • Clear the 'download' folder daily. Unknowingly/knowingly you might have downloaded sensitive files
  • Encrypt/ password-protect external USB storage. Leaks happen as employees misplace devices
  • Use company VPN if available
  • Check with your IT before start using collaboration apps/ services
Must Read: The Complete Guide to AI Data Protection

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Amar Kanagaraj

Founder and CEO of Protecto

Amar Kanagaraj, Founder and CEO of Protecto, is a visionary leader in privacy, data security, and trust in the emerging AI-centric world, with over 20 years of experience in technology and business leadership.Prior to Protecto, Amar co-founded Filecloud, an enterprise B2B software startup, where he put it on a trajectory to hit $10M in revenue as CMO.

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