Tech Tip: Work Computers and Devices Are Only for One Thing

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Work computers and devices are only for one thing — and that is … WORK!

Never mix personal web surfing and social media activity with carrying out company duties on company devices. If you want to check your Hotmail account or Facebook page, do it during your lunch break and on your own personal device.

More than 600,000 Facebook accounts are hacked every day. If you’re using a company device to access a compromised account, you’re opening up a door to a hacker, who can then get into your company’s network via your email or PC.

Bottom line: Don’t use company PCs, devices, phones or internet for other than for business purposes.

Alan Edwards, CISM, is chief information officer at Computerware, Inc., in Vienna, Virginia.

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