Computer Security at Home

GCI recommends the following tips to make sure your computer is secure while working from home.

Set and forget these:

  • AntiVirus needs to update daily and run a full scan once a week.
  • Turn on automatic updates for windows.
  • Use a firewall.
  • Set secure passwords.
  • Use 2 step authentication everywhere you can.

Stay aware of these:

  • Keep current with security updates.
  • Be suspicious and diligent about ads, popups, and phishing emails.
  • Backup your data.
  • Do not use any public / free wifi; make sure there is a security code for every SSID.