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Lock Down Your Login.
Create long and unique passwords for all accounts and use two-factor authentication (2FA), such as Duo, wherever possible.
Connect to a secure network
Connect to a secure network to access your work accounts. Update your home router to the most current software and secure it with a lengthy, unique password. Use a VPN and limit use of public WiFi as directed by your IT organization.
Limit non-employee access to the device you use for work.
You are the only person who is approved to use your work computer. Family and friends should not use your work-issued device.
Use member-approved devices and applications
Use member-approved devices and applications to collaborate and complete your tasks.
Update your software.
Before connecting to your work network, be sure that all internet-connected devices ‒including PCs, smartphones and tablets ‒ are running the most current versions of software. Always accept critical and security updates when they are offered to you.