Sony is still reeling from an ugly hack attack. Leaked emails reveal top Hollywood producers mocking everybody from celebrities to the President. If a company this large can be so vulnerable are any of us safe? My email safety tips to keep you safe from prying eyes:
1) Work email is public not private
Assume that all of your emails are public- sending and receiving mail from your personal email account while on your work’s network or computer is not private
2) Keep it professional
Don’t say anything in a work email that you wouldn’t say out loud in public.
3) Backup important work email
Back up email on separate device disconnected from corporate networks.
4) Ask about email security
Ask people at work in charge of email what they have in place to detect intrusion and protect you.
5) Careful where you charge
Avoid syncing or charging your personal smartphone or tablet from the USB plug on your work computer.