• Make sure the employee has everything that they need to create a home office. Computer, Monitor, Network Cables, power cords and power bar.
  • Maintain a clean desk policy at home, putting all papers and notes away before leaving the room. Keep your file cabinet locked.
  • Make sure employees have pens, paper and other necessary office supplies and materials needed.
  • Have a secure space to install and maintain your company’s equipment that can be locked during non-workday hours and at night.
  • Make sure the employee has a phone with a headset and test the broadband internet to make sure it can handle the VPN connection.
  • Create an instruction set and checklist for how to install the computer and phone with pictures and step by step directions.
  • Schedule a training time of at least an hour to make sure that all the equipment is properly installed, and the employee can access necessary files and receive and send phone calls.
  • Require secure access in order to securely access and exchange files. Office 365 has Sharepoint or Citrix Sharefile.
  • Enable local encryption on the laptop and computer, make sure you keep the encryption key locked up and safe.
  • Make sure you use a secure WPA-2 or higher encryption for your Wifi Router. Make sure to change the default password on the router.
  • Do not write your password down anywhere and make sure that you use a strong password and that you change it often.
  • Report any unusual activity immediately to your company and make sure you file an incident report for any suspicious activity.
  • Do not use the corporate laptop for personal use. Have a secondary computer or use your phone for personal use. This includes email.
  • Set the laptop for either 10 minutes or 15 minutes to lock the desktop and require authentication to regain access
  • Make sure that you maintain your equipment, clean it regularly, do not eat at your desk, or working area
  • Report any unusual activity immediately to your company and make sure you file an incident report for any suspicious activity
  • Plan your day and work your plan, working at home is not for everyone stay focused and productive on work at your home office.
  • Make sure the employee has everything that they need to create a home office. Computer, Monitor, Network Cables, power cords and power bar.
  • Exercise at least twice during the day, get up from the desk and walk around the house or your neighborhood

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