You can’t beat the feeling of working from your own little office in the corner of the house. When other people get to sit for hours in traffic on the way to work you get to slip out of your bed at the last minute and fall into your office chair. Having all your equipment that earns you money in your own home is special, but it’s only special if nothing goes wrong. When you have everything where you stay there is definitely security issues you wouldn’t find at an office where you have security guards walking around.
What would happen if something was to mess up your office and ruin your computer? Would you still be able to run your company, or would you have to apply at the nearest fast food restaurant because your business was ruined? If you can keep everything safe then you will be OK and will continue to afford food and shelter long into the future, so you need to start adding some security features to your office. Let’s take a look at them and you’ll be able to start implementing them as soon as you’ve finished reading.
People sneaking in
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You don’t really know who is sneaking into your office while you’re not in and that means you don’t really know who is going on your computer and what they’re doing. Your child could think it’s OK to sneak into the office to check the latest football scores using your computer and what would happen if something went wrong?
You would be none the wiser, but if you added keylogging software you would at least be able to find out if anyone has been using it and what they were doing.
Cloud storage is crucial
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When you save everything onto your hard drive that’s really only a little bit of the battle won. The next part of the fight against losing information is saving everything into the cloud. If you’re not familiar with that it means saving everything onto an online storage server.
These are very common now and they’re easy to set-up. The most popular one that everyone seems to love is Dropbox, but there’s so many of them that you can take your pick. Even use two if you want to be really safe.
External hard drive
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You already have everything on your hard drive and now you have it in the cloud. There’s not many people would bet against something going wrong and they’re probably right, but if your work is extra delicate you might want to put one more system in place that will let you save your work and that’s an extra hard drive.
The reason why it could come in handy is because if something happened to your computer and your Internet was broken you would have all your work ready to go.
Getting passwords right
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Grab a piece of paper right now and write down everywhere you need a password for. There’s lots of ninja tricks you can use, but when you need to remember that many passwords to keep on top of everything it’s hard work. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just remember one password while staying completely secure? Well you can do exactly that if you install a great password management system.
Needle in a haystack
If someone decided to break into your home office and steal your computer you would have a hard time getting it back. Do you honestly think you would ever see it again, or would it be like trying to find a needle in a haystack?
If you had tracking software it would obviously make everyone’s job a lot easier because you would know where to look for it.That means the police would know where to look for it and there’s a big chance you would be reunited with it sooner than you think.
Written by Jason Haddad. Edited by Rahul Chowdhury.
Jason Haddad is a businessman and uses his laptop for work purpose too. He literally went for a keylogger comparison to see which software works best before buying one.
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