Freelance translator security practices   

Use the following list for reference, and to indicate which security practices you offer. (The practices listed have been derived from data entered by translators in SecurePRO cards in free text form.) Discuss these practices in the forum.

Work computer / mobile phone   (16 practices)

  • Antivirus: My computer has up-to-date, licensed antivirus software.
  • File scanning: All incoming/outgoing files are scanned for viruses and malware.
  • Sole user: I am the only person who uses my computer.
  • Locked computer: My work computer is password protected.
  • Private screen: My computer's screen is not visible through a window.
  • No pirating: I do not use pirated software.
  • Locked phone: My mobile phone is pin or thumbprint protected.
  • Software updates: I have a tool that checks for updates to all of the software on my computer.
  • OS updates: Updates to my operating system are auto-installed.
  • Dedicated computer: I have a dedicated computer for translation work.
  • Anti-ransomware: I have an up-to-date, licensed anti-ramsomware program.
  • Anti-theft: My work computer has hardware anti-theft features.
  • FIPS: My devices are compliant with the US Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS).
  • Encrypted hard drive: My hard drive is encrypted.
  • RAID: My hard drive(s) use redundant RAID.
  • File auditing: I understand how to, and am willing to agree to, enable security logging and file auditing.

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