Here is an email that I have been using. I tweak it a little each time I send it out to fit the recipient. Hello _____, I trust that you are getting by with the “Safe at Home” order that Governor Evers (WI) has enacted due to CV-19! Regarding that order, I have a couple thoughts for you to consider. This does not need to be hard. Make sure the home network is secure. The bare minimum will be to password-protect the router Use company wide cybersecurity tools. We have several solutions Encrypt sensitive files in transit and in storage, 440bt encryptions are what we offer. (Most of the free programs are only encrypted while in movement. Typically, 128bt Encryption which is easily crackable) Stay informed on cybersecurity and social engineering, read up on different forms of social engineering and phishing so you know what to look for. Now more than ever, scammers will try to pose as your colleagues or managers to try to get you to give up sensitive company information. Avoid public Wi-Fi, which is far more likely to have malicious actors connected to it or running it, as is the case with a hotspot Make sure that your passwords are a minimum of 12 characters Demos available… Simple Network Consulting has a couple of secure solutions for working from home. It’s one thing to say that workers will work remotely, and access sensitive and confidential information via the internet. It’s another to be able to assure executive management that information is protected, and compliance mandates are met. Please let me know if you have any availability to connect in the coming weeks to discuss. Respectfully,
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Working from home can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! Dress as if you’re going to work. Take a drive around the block to start your day. When you walk back in the door, be ready to work. Pick a spot that can be shut off from the rest of the house – with a door that can be closed Work when it is work time, and family when it is family time Use music or white noise to block out the sounds of the house Leave your “office” set up just as you would at your office, so you’re prepared to start each morning End the day by choosing your three critical priorities for the next day and start the first task. That might mean that you write the first sentence of a project for example so you’re ready to go in the morning. Your daily routine is more important now than ever – get up and “go to work” Leave the TV OFF! Stay out of the fridge, except when it is time for lunch, avoid the Home Office #15 Be empathetic with your family but negotiate the plan for these few weeks you may be working from home. This is not going to last forever. Even though it seems like that it is a possibility.
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