Working from home on personal devices

For safe and effective account management on your personal devices while working from home, follow these top five tips: 

  1. Create a password-protected user account that you only use for work.
  2. Create a separate account for everything else, including online shopping, casual web-surfing, watching Netflix, etc. Where possible, create additional accounts for anyone else who might use your computer (e.g. family members, roommates, guests, etc.) 
  3. Make sure your work account automatically locks after short periods of inactivity. This will prevent accidental use of your work account by other users.
  4. Limit yourself to one administrative account on the computer that is used to authorize updates.
  5. Use different passwords to access each account. Review these tips for creating strong passwords.

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