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Securing Your Remote Work Environment

PHOTO: Working from home securely

Transitioning to a remote work environment brings some information security issues to the forefront and it is important to be aware and take precautions to ensure UF data and work product remains secure. Here’s a list of some do’s and don’ts for faculty and staff working from home:

DO…Update anti-malware/anti-virus software, operating systems, and applications when notified that a newer vision is available.
DO… Enroll in two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of security to your UF account.
DO…Check email and video/collaboration meeting links to be sure they are legitimate.
DO…Store your files on UF’s cloud-provided services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

DON’T…Leave your laptop unlocked or allow family members to use your work computer.
DON’T…Use a weak password to protect your devices.
DON’T…Forget to install updates and patches as soon as they’re available!
DON’T…Download, copy, or store sensitive data to your personal computer or device. Refer to the UF Data Use Classification Policy for more information.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to visit https://security.ufl.edu/ to learn more about UF’s information security environment.