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

That is, WORK! Never mix personal web surfing and social media activity with company devices. If you want to check your Hotmail account or Facebook page, do it during your lunch break and on YOUR personal device.

Over 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: company PCs, devices, phones or internet are not for PERSONAL use.

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


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