Back to The Basics: Locking Your Work Station




First I would like to THANK our LSC TEAM for being vigilant on remaining aware of phishing tactics utilized by cyber criminals. I would also like to report that our last overall Cyber Security Awareness Grade from Defendify was an A- !


At Lone Star Communications, we highly value security. We recommend it to our customers and we constantly remind one another about the importance of security within our own offices. Locking your workstation is an easy, yet often overlooked, way to keep your information safe. Though locking your workstation each time you leave your desk or cubicle may feel inconvenient, even if just running to the printer or to fill up your water bottle, it is important to take the time to do so. When your workstation is unlocked and unattended, you are leaving your own and your company’s information open to any guest that may be visiting, external cyber security auditor, or simply anyone walking by.


Although most people who walk by your desk probably aren’t going to steal sensitive data, someone passing by could possibly download malware onto your workstation, get access to your online banking if you save passwords in your browser, or send emails as if they were coming from you. At the very least, coworkers may send embarrassing emails to others within the organization.


How to Lock Your Computer


Locking a PC:

  • If you’re on a PC, you can easily lock your workstation by pressing the “Windows” key and “L” simultaneously.

  • Another method is to press “Ctrl” + “Alt” + “Delete” keys simultaneously for a few seconds and then select “Lock” or “Lock Computer.”



-Brian Banks, Internal Information Security Officer

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