Hi, this is Katie, the project manager.

After a rather long time, I met my friend Janice!

What's new with her?

 

One fall morning

Janice and I planned a fall weekend walk. It had been quite a while since we'd seen each other, so we both found a free Saturday in our diaries and decided to spend it together.

I had a long, lazy breakfast, as I know that Janice is not an early bird and therefore I was in no hurry. Around ten o'clock, I went to the kitchen and made coffee. Then I poured the coffee into a thermos to take with me. I looked out from the window. It was a beautiful fall morning, perhaps one of the last sunny ones. I put on my headphones and played Vivaldi's Autumn. Thermos in my hand, I crossed the street. However, I forgot to look!

My pleasant moment was interrupted by an angry car horn. I waved apologetically to the swearing driver. Fortunately, I was fine. You cannot be too careful!

 

What's new?

Janice and I met in a park.

“Katie!” she hugged me happily. “It's been ages! You look ravishing! 

“Considering I've just almost got hit by a car, I don't look bad,” I admitted and laughed.

“How's work?” I asked. A few months ago, Janice had decided to go for a major change and she became a manager of a catering company. 

“You won't believe what happened! I clicked on something in an e-mail and my work PC got attacked! Obviously, I had loads of data in there... my colleagues were able to take care of it rather quickly, but my boss was really angry with me." 

I sighed. Janice had always been this person who uses passwords such as 1234, while I had been the opposite, covering my web camera since high school. 

"That's so you! But important is that nothing happened and everything is fine again."

 autumn

How to be more careful

I don't want to brag, but I am almost sure that this couldn't happen at my company. Security is a big highlight and every new team member has to go through a special training. What do they learn there?

  • Make sure your password is long and safe enough. Combine lowercase and uppercase letters with numbers.
  • Never click on links and never open attachments in e-mails from unknown senders.
  • Do not use the corporate e-mail address for personal communication.
  • Don't forget to regularly update your antivirus programs.
  • Do not respond to e-mails that request a password change or require your personal data.

Of course, there is more, but for me, this is the basic list. 

Janice wasn't impressed, though.

“Katie, you never miss a chance to lecture me!" she protested and we both laughed. 

“Let's have lunch,” I suggested.

“Now I like you!” 

And so we went.

Katerina Rosova
24.10.2019
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