Thanks to the appearance of computers and computer devices, our everyday life has eased much. But as in every other sphere, there are definite rules that each must follow, so the work with the computer is as smooth, efficient and productive as it should be.
Rule #1 – Connecting External Storage Devices
Yes, the external storage devices are especially convenient for storing and transporting huge volumes of information from one device into another without using Internet. But it is very much required to be wary of connecting external storage devices to your computer. Especially it regards the corporate ones, as the device you will be connecting can contain viruses, which might damage the corporate software. In this, case it is recommended to always scan your device for the viruses in the beginning of working with it.
Rule #2 – Downloading Software And Other Applications
The variety and the amount of different software updates and new applications is increasing with every day. And many of them whether are created by the unexperienced programmers and have their bugs, or on the contrary, have been created to do harm to your OS. In both ways, by installing such kinds of applications on your PC, you put your device under a risk to be damaged. So the second security rule to follow is to be circumspect about the software updates and new unfamiliar applications installation. Check the source of the application and the company that has produced it – whether it is a reputable and a reliable one – read the comments of those users who have already installed the program on their own computer. Only after gathering and analyzing all the necessary information, and after having estimated the program as a safe one, you may proceed with installing.
Rule #3 – Storing Personal Data On The Office Devices
It is inevitable that while using your corporate computer all day long, there will be cases when you will use it in your personal purposes. It can both be using a device itself to send messages from your personal mail post, or you will use your corporate email-address for your personal needs. Try to avoid this in all possible ways, or at least reduce it to the minimum. Office equipment remains office equipment, and the company’s property remains the company’s property. What if you get a spam with viruses on your personal email and it penetrates into the internal corporate software, causing damage to your company’s business activity? Who will be responsible for the consequences? Sure, you’ve collected enough money to pay the fine for the damage done?