Virtual Security: Best Practices for Remote Workers

Barrie Byron and Ann Grove

Overview

An organization is only as secure as its weakest link. How sure are you that you are not the weakest link?

Attend this webinar to learn best security practices for remote workers. You will learn basic security principles, including how to:

  • Fulfill your obligations to your company and your customers by protecting the information you can access.
  • Create “very strong” passwords. Tip: Your organization’s password policies are likely not enough.
  • Make good security decisions in typical business activities, including using wifi, opening email and surfing the web, handling confidential data, and understanding social media.
  • Make your office area more secure. 

 

During the presentation, Ann and Barrie will provide background information such as the differences between worms and viruses and why organizations are moving away from paper documents. They will incorporate case studies of user activity that caused harm to an organization, and discuss current trends in harmful activity. 

Presenter Biography

A 12-year work-at-home veteran, Ann Grove is president of and lead consultant for Logical Writing Solutions, Inc., a communications consulting firm she founded 10 years ago. Logical provides compliance assistance, documentation project management, business analysis, technical writing, marketing, instructional design, and training services. Ann is a senior member of STC and has served in various volunteer and leadership roles, including past president of the former Susquehanna Valley Chapter. She is a member of STC’s New York Metro and Philadelphia Metro chapters. She is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is co-chair of the Health Information Technology Group of the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania.

 

Barrie Byron is a technical writer with more than 25 years of professional experience, and a long history of STC membership. She is an STC Associate Fellow, a frequent presenter at STC meetings including the Summit, and an experienced public speaker. Barrie is currently the Philadelphia Metro Chapter competition manager, is past president of the Palm Beaches chapter, and is past president of Princeton Toastmasters. Barrie is passionate about learning and sharing knowledge. With success as a virtual worker for more than four years in corporate employee and contractor roles, Barrie has a track record of safe computing. She has earned the privilege of remotely working in home offices in New Jersey and south Florida.