You can only consider using personal devices
to carry out work activities if these devices have been assessed and secured by the IT team.
Don’t use public Wi-Fi networks when smart working
If you work in locations other than your home, don’t use public Wi-Fi, but always use those that require password access.
When you connect to a Wi-Fi connection listed as ‘Free Public WiFi‘ in places like a park or an airport, hackers can easily gain unauthorised access to your information.
The fact is that these networks look legitimate, but don’t actually use state-of-the-art encryption technology.
To make your Internet connection more secure, you can always rely on a VPN.
Furthermore, use routers provided by official network providers (these are the ones that are regularly updated by the providers themselves), otherwise check that the DNS of the router is correct. There are various online tools to help you make a check, for instance you can try this.
Remember: a hacker can change the DNS of your network without your permission, a modem without automatic updates may have reduced connectivity and have vulnerabilities that allow hackers to breach the entire network.