Securely Working from Home; Password Managers

Apr 30, 2020

A new course can help you work more securely from home. And a new article explains how a password manager can make the task of staying safe easier.

As Jenny Blaine, Security Analyst with UMN's Twin Cities Office Information Technology (OIT), explained in an April 28, 2020 email to [email protected]:

…securely working from home may be new to some of us. To help address this, we are excited to announce a new Training Hub course: Information Security Awareness Securely Working from Home. You can choose to view brief videos on Creating a Cyber Secure Home, Social Engineering, Passwords, and Protecting Your Kids Online, and view or download  Five Steps to Securely Work from Home (PDF) and other resource links. To register, visit Information Security Awareness Securely Working from Home on the Training Hub.

Weak passwords continue to be one of the primary drivers for data breaches, according to the 2020 Data Breach Investigation Report from Verizon. One of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself is to use a unique, strong password for each of your accounts and apps. The April 2020 edition of the "OUCH!" newsletter covers how a password manager can make the task of staying safe easier.