Work from home

The coronavirus outbreak is leading numerous organizations on a scramble to develop plans for staff to work remotely.  Companies hoping to keep employees safe and stop the spread of the disease — while maintaining regular operations — need to look beyond simply sending staffers home with a laptop.

Our goal is always to keep you safe, secure and productive.  It is important to practice good cybersecurity hygiene to prevent exposing your business to a cyberattack.  It is as critically important in a home working environment as in the office.

If you are considering a remote work or work from home scenario, please contact us so we can help get you set up correctly to access your office computer and the files on your office computer in a secure fashion.  Click here if you would like us to contact you about Secure Remote Access.

Here are a few tips for staying cyber-secure when working remotely:

  • Secure Remote Access - We can setup secure remote access to your office computers.
  • Be safer with strong passwords - Don’t develop a false sense of security because you are comfortably snuggled up at home.  Many people don’t practice the same strong password habits on their personal home devices as they do at the office.  Use good passwords on your home devices.  Refer to our video Better Passwords
  • Know what needs to be protected - Jot down a list of everything you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands and determine a security posture for each. Paper notebooks and folders. Company phone. Company computer. Portable hard drives. USBs. Contact lists. Customer lists. You probably have more than you think. Refer to these videos: How to Create a Disaster Plan and 4 Questions to Ask About Your Information
  • Using public Wi-Fi - Not recommended. Everybody should know the danger by now, yet 81% of recent survey respondents said they still use public Wi-Fi. If you are going to use the unsecured public network at your local coffee shop or library, think twice about exposing your company’s private information this way.
  • Ramp up your security awareness - While you are working, be aware that you might receive a tidal wave of malware-loaded COVID-19 phishing attacks. Cybercriminals are playing off people’s anxiety from the pandemic.
  • Guard your login credentials - When working remotely — especially in a public space — take care to guard your login credentials. If they are seen or shared accidentally, you’ve made tracking down illegal access very hard for the security team.
  • Be smart and ratchet up your security outlook - Keep your family and friends from using your work computer. Install an antivirus program in your home system. Get a copy of your company’s security policy and follow it. Lock up or shred confidential documents — and don’t toss them in your home recycling bin. Don’t leave your laptop, documents or other devices in your car. Keep track of your smartphone. These common-sense steps will make you look like a security pro.

As always, let us help you stay Safe, Secure and Productive!  Contact us at 580-782-2266 for help.

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112 N Oklahoma
Mangum, OK 73554
Phone: 580.782.2266
Email: contact@ultimateitguy.com

Testimonials

 

Ultimate It Guys has been the Cameron Housing Authority’s IT company since 2017. I couldn’t ask for a better one. The staff is quick to help & very professional. They will work with you until your problem has been solved. We will definitely use them in the future.

Julie Ausmus
Executive Director
Cameron MO Housing Authority

The Nevada Housing Authority has been doing business with Ultimate IT Guys since June 2016. Prior to that time, we struggled with good tech support and did not have anyone in house capable of taking on that responsibility.

We have had a very positive experience with Ultimate IT Guys and their tech support staff. They make themselves available anytime for the support and training needed and keep us with the most recent updates. I have enjoyed the webinars and now have access for myself and the staff to those webinars that we miss.

The value for the service provided by Ultimate IT Guys is worth a look at for your agency. You will find them customer service driven, have the ability to problem solve and easy to communicate with.

Carol Branham
Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Nevada MO

Just sending a "thank you" for the webinar last Thursday..lots of useful information about passwords that I needed and I appreciate it very much!

Sharon Wright
Executive Director
Avinger TX Housing Authority

Hi I am Joan Wright, I am the Executive Director at McGregor Housing Authority and also Moody Housing Authority. I have been with Ultimate IT Guys since 2017.

We are from a small community and we just don’t have much for computer support in this area. I met him at Texas Housing Association and he has done a wonderful job for us. His service is 24/7, all I have to do is pick up a phone and call him. One of his support staff is always happy to work with us. I have all my faith in Ultimate IT Guys they do a wonderful job.

Joan Wright
Executive Director
McGregor Housing Authority
Moody Housing Authority

We have been very pleased and impressed with the services and product advice we have received from Ultimate IT Guys.

They provided a big picture view of our business risk, then broke it down into actionable details through the assessments and the reports they provided to us. All very professional and informative but still in layman's language in a way that anyone can understand it.

Mike Chapman
Executive Director
Lubbock TX Housing Authority

Ultimate IT Guys have truly been a big help to Trinidad Housing Authority for the past 5 years. From keeping our computer systems up to date and virus free, to their excellent customer service. When we have an issue with our computer software or hardware, there is never a wait and they are always there to help, and at very reasonable prices.

Teresa Crawford
Trinidad Housing Authority
Trinidad Texas

I highly recommend the Ultimate IT Guys to anyone who needs IT support services. They have consistently given us excellent service at a reasonable price.

They know the needs of PHA’s, and are particularly well suited to filling the IT needs of housing authorities who are not large enough to have their own in-house staff. They can do virtually all the work they need to do remotely, so there is no waiting for an IT tech to show up. Our experience with The Ultimate IT Guys has all been positive, they have been a pleasure to do business with!

Don Eaves
Executive Director
Overton Texas Housing Authority

I am very pleased with the service Mr. Davis and his team at Ultimate IT Guys provide. He is professional, thorough, and supports our industry with a high degree of integrity. He is available and has always helped me with IT problems in a timely manner. I feel I am very knowledgeable about technology and could do some of the same tasks Mr. Davis performs, however it is beneficial to me that my staff can call him with issues so we can be more productive and focus on housing needs instead of computer/technology related issues and back-ups.

I would highly recommend Mr. Davis and his company.

Thank you,

Kimberly Gholson
Executive Director
Waurika Housing Authority

It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to recommend Ultimate IT Guys for your IT Services. They been working with our agency since 2013 as our IT Technicians.

They are not only dependable, but also willing to take the time to discuss our concerns and respond to our questions in a timely manner. Their services and pricing are the best in the market. They are a great company to work with and I give my highest recommendation.

If you would like to ask me specific questions about their service, contact me at 281-427-6686 X 11.

Joyce Young
Executive Director
Baytown Housing Authority
Baytown, TX

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