In the last fifty years, the way we work and the spaces we work in have changed dramatically. With corporate culture becoming more tech-focused than ever before, and the invention of tablets and laptops means that many people bring their personal and work lives back and forth to the office.
Many of us have spent the last year working from home, but many offices are now starting to re-open and will have options to work in an office going forward. Because quite frankly, you can only do so much on a zoom call.
As people go back into offices, it is important to use these privacy and security practices that many have become more aware of during the pandemic, and apply them to how we use our devices in the workplace.
Now you might say, but I'm going to be in my own company's office, why does this matter?
Unfortunately, if you are on your company's internet and servers, if they are hit, you can be hit too if you don't take the right precautions. This applies also to any co-working space you may visit frequently when you need to get out of the house.
On the other hand, with companies now letting people enter the office space once again, there are stories of these companies attempting to contact trace their employees to follow their interactions.
We've laid out a few steps below to make sure that you are maintaining your Privacy and Security during your daily work life.
Beyond the traditional password, two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of protection. Since hackers need access to your account password and your additional security method to reach the account, it reduces your chance of becoming a victim of a breach. This should be mandatory for any work emails, websites that you regularly log into with company data, social media accounts, or applications that you use daily for work.
Every computer, including televisions, refrigerators, coffee machines, and printers, now has intelligence thanks to the Internet of Things. Many of these devices can be linked to the network in a co-working room. People may gain access to the Wi-Fi network or vice versa by tampering with either of these devices. As a result, it is critical to keep these devices safe by ensuring that their hardware is tamper-proof and that their firmware is modified regularly. If you brought a device to work but aren't using it until a specific moment, store it in a Faraday Sleeve so it is cut off from this network until you need to use it.
Users would not attempt to steal data or equipment that does not belong to them if cameras track them. Physical access cards, user log-in and log-out times, and the installation of cameras can help improve the room's overall security.
You can't protect what you don't even realize you have. Make sure you have systems in place to track all of your company's hardware and software properties. Using tools such as an active discovery tool or a software inventory tool, you can quickly locate connected devices to access and automate all software documentation on your business processes. While this may sound like a hardware specific task, many people and companies have more stored in their local or cloud-based databases than they realize. Take the time to make sure there are multiple copies of important documents and that they are stored in multiple places in case one goes down.
When conducting business outside of the office network, always use a VPN instead of Wi-Fi to ensure your privacy (Virtualized Personal Network). A VPN encrypts traffic and functions as a secure tunnel over the internet. Effectively masking your location and your internet usage.
Wifi hacking, GPS tracking (hello contact tracing), EMF radiation, and more are all very real threats. As more of the world moved online in the last year than ever before, bad actors are out there, and are looking for vulnerabilities. Adoption of Faraday Sleeves to and from your workplace ensure that your data is secure with no GPS, WiFi, Cellular, GPS (contact tracing), RFID/NFC, EMF, or Bluetooth signals going in or out of your devices.
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Music is a necessity for me. My i-pod needs protection also, as my info is on it as well as my music. This sleeve fits it perfect.
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A must have for anyone whom privacy is important 5 star product
Thank you guys for supporting the fight for our right to privacy and combating mass surve.. Keep up the good work, the bag is amazing quality and I love the privacy stickers. Thanks a lot SLNT
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This is definitely a great bag for your phone. It sure seems to block everything I have tried to throw at it. Will be purchasing more!
Seems to work as expected. Hope to never do a hard test. Feel my backups are now well protected.
I purchased the SLNT pocket that an iphone 11 with an Otter Box fits in. The quality of the finished product is HIGH. I'm not addicted to my phone, so this allows me to place the phone in the pocket before traveling about daily without dropping digital crumbs along the way that could be used to reverse engineer my personal movements, locations and destinations with greater ease. I value my privacy due it being a fundamental human right despite what any judge or agency claims to the contrary.
I was very pleased to realize that this particular SLNT fits into my back pants pocket!!! The width is 'just right'. Now that's attention to detail. This is my 3rd SLNT and I recommend them to a lot of folks. Most have never heard of such a product, let alone the reason to have one and use it.
To anyone considering these products, as others have said, just get it! We live in an age where we need it. Location tracking is digital stalking. I really appreciate that some dirtbag won't be able to pull info out of my device either. Thank You SLNT, nice job.
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Live in a condominium area. Thank you for giving me back my privacy!!
My laptop is now waterproof, padded and protected from solar flares, EMP's, hackers and trackers.
And it looks good too
4-5 starts.... well made, great function ...not only do I feel like I've helped secure my privacy but when I place the phone in the pocket I am able to disconnect from tech and have quiet private time with less stress and fewer distractions. Psychologically its been a great aid to me.
The Silent Pocket is a fantastic accessory, I am sleeping better with lack of EMF in the room and knowing that my privacy is literally in my hands.
Shipping took very little time, very happy!
August 25, 2021
Great points! Thank you, I’ll be sharing this with others.