There are many, many perks to being a telecommuter or remote worker. But there are challenges as well, and one of those is the risk you take when you have your clients’ sensitive data on your computer. As a remote worker, the data you store on your machine can be your livelihood, and losing it could be extremely painful financially and professionally. But just as important as not losing it is not letting it get into the wrong hands. It’s amazing how much information is worth these days, and data security is paramount. So what can you do to protect your clients’ data while it resides on your computer?
Hide it on the internet
One option for those who know they’ll always have remote access to a server is to keep all their data off their workstation. The primary drawback to consider with this option is that a loss of connection will prevent you from working. Secondly, lag could become a problem too. Even with today’s networks, working off entirely remote files can be quite slow.