I'm lucky to work for a small data analytics firm where our workforce of two dozen people work from home. We have no corporate office. How good are we at working virtually? World class. Earlier this week we attended our annual offsite retreat. Originally planned for Pennsylvania, we moved, at the last minute, to cyberspace without skipping a beat. We even had a virtual happy hour at the end of each day.
Digital hygiene goes beyond cybersecurity. Security is a subset of safety that deals with protection from a conscious attack. Safety deals with more. It deals with protection from anything and everything – it's about being safe from harm.
Single Points of FailureWith many Stay at Home orders going into effect, it's important to recognize and think about options for newly emerging single points of failure which had previously been redundant.
What if my Internet goes down or my wireless router breaks? I no longer have an option to go to a cafe or coffee shop.
What if my computer breaks? I no longer have the option of going to the library.
What if my phone breaks? I can't schedule an appointment at the Genius Bar.
Take care of your technology so it can take care of you.