Digital Hygiene in a Remote Work Post Pandemic World

February 23, 2022 3 min read

Digital Hygiene in a Remote Work Post Pandemic World

What is the most widely used word other than pandemic in the past few years? Well, it’s a phrase called remote work. There hasn’t been an upheaval this immense for workers since the industrial revolution roared through the west. There are entire offices of corporations with massive engineering, sales, and marketing teams that had to nearly instantly learn to work from home and in physical isolation from each other. 

remote work

The work must go on. But in that mad dash of office closures and zoom invites going from 0 to 60 faster than a SpaceX Rocket, did securing sensitive data or creating protocols around how employees safeguard their devices get left in the rubble? Companies whose products are hyper-focused on security like Palo Alto Networks and Palantir to fintech companies like Square and streaming giants like Netflix all had to adapt how remote workers dealt with digital security or digital theft while outside of the office and in their home offices.

There are software and services available that focus on hacking prevention and threat alerts, but I think the consensus is that software can be hacked. My contention is not that this software shouldn’t be used, they certainly should, and I’m sure they prevent massive loss. Threat prevention and client data protection are top of mind with most companies, but when a paradigm shift, like the forced move to remote work, it is possible that we are still re-orientating to this new normal.

personal and work data in cloud

What is the standard protocol for engineers, data analysts, or CFOs when working with sensitive data offsite? How do they prevent digital hacking? What is there to ensure that employees are performing some level of due diligence? How are they supported in keeping good digital hygiene to avoid instances of data theft?

Having survived these last few years with a workforce intact is a significant accomplishment on its own. But now it seems like the time to add in good digital hygiene to your remote workforce if you haven’t already.

I am sure there are a ton of different and equally effective strategies for data theft prevention and anti-hacking efforts but for this article, I am going to stick to the few that I am familiar with. What if I told you that you could secure an entire workforce's digital devices with SLNT's Faraday sleeves.

slnt faraday laptop sleeve

Michael Faraday (the inventor of Faraday technology), sometime in the mid-1800s, discovered that a particular metal mesh could block electromagnetic fields. So that when a device is placed inside one of SLNT's patented Faraday cage sleeves and bags block all signals in and out; that includes cellular, Wifi, Bluetooth, EMF, EMP, GPS tracking, and most other signals one can imagine. 

We get typical and warranted push back on why one might need such a robust solution as the SLNT products rather than just putting one's device on airplane mode or simply turning it off. These aren’t stupid questions; back when phones had removable batteries, that was a pretty valid objection.

Now that phones and laptops have entirely integrated batteries, they aren’t ever really off. With the buzz around Olympic athletes' cell phones, laptops, and personal information running the risk of being compromised at the Beijing Olympics, digital device protection is more top of mind in public conversation. 

SLNT has a Military grade product line that we are proud to say is used and trusted by the Military, Police, and Special Forces. We offer a privacy-focused solution that can secure an entire company's digital devices in one simple magnetically locking sleeve. 

Eric Imsland
Eric Imsland

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