Working Remotely

Commonly Asked Questions

How do I secure my home computer?

To ensure your computer is secure and encrypted for remote work, please ensure you have done the following:

  1. Secure your home router and WiFi

    Insecurely configured home routers can lead to eavesdropping and/or attackers gaining remote control of your home computing devices. Follow key and fundamental security safeguards such as changing the default router password and using Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2).

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  2. Secure your home computer

    Keep up-to-date with patches/fixes/updates (including security, operating system, and antivirus updates).  Enable the computer's personal firewall and hard drive encryption.  Use a strong/secure password that is unique and not shared.

  3. Minimize information management risks

    Do not save, store, or print University information locally (especially that which is personally identifying)

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Can I remotely forward my work phone to my home phone or my cell phone?

If your work phone is a Cisco phone (VoIP) you can have your work phone forward any calls to your cell or home phone. To set this up, please follow this self help article.

If you are using a Nortel phone (PBX) at work, you will not be able to remotely set up call forwarding at this time.