Gadgets of choice
“The two gadgets that I can’t live without are my Fitbit smartwatch and smartphone. The smartwatch tracks my physical activity and how the body is responding to it. It reads my sleep patterns and gives suggestions to improve it. As an analytical person, I engage with data on the number of steps taken, speed and distance, heartbeat, VO2 Max and other parameters.
‘The second gadget, my phone, contains a lot of my information and data required on a day-today basis. My entire day’s schedule is on the phone with regular reminders that help me be on time. Earlier mywas about six hours a day. It has increased to around 10 hours a day now.”
Phones and features
“Currently, I am using the iPhone 11. I actually use two iPhones, as they are secure, have good cameras, come with AirDrop facility for large files, great applications and when everyone in the family uses an iPhone, the charger doesn’t become a problem. I am usually attached to my phone, but between 8 pm to 6 am, I take time off and spend time with my family.”
Social media apps
“When I wish to take a break, I turn to social media apps like, Instagram,, WhatsApp,and Calm for meditation. The applications that help me stay organised are monday.com and Notes.”
“I have installed antivirus software, adopted, invested in external as well as cloud storage, so that I can access data online if something happens to my phone or work laptop. Firewalls for corporate cybersecurity have also been set up . We have also installed customised security software on work laptops. I have created a home office that is insulated from the rest of the house. My Bose noise cancellation headphones also effectively cut off all the ambient noise in the house.”
Increase In WFH Raises Cybersecurity Concerns: 5 Tips To Work From Home Securely
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According to a report released by online job portal, Naukri.com, employers hiring people to work from home has increased by 3 times as compared to the time prior to the lockdown and the number of work from home jobs has gone up by 7 times in applications and the last few months as compared to the time before COVID-19 disease.
Work-From-Home might just become a permanent fixture with many companies putting into place guidelines to maintain productivity and work-life balance. But are organisations also looking at robust cybersecurity policies for WFH?
Paul Ducklin, Principal Research Scientist at Sophos, says, “While WFH has become a necessity due to the pandemic, it’s vital not to let the precautions intended to protect the physical health of your staff turn into a threat to their cybersecurity health at the same time.” He shares his five tips for working from home safely: