Account Security

Dealing with Spam

One of the most common ways accounts get compromised is by trusting and interacting with fraudulent email messages or spam. Being aware of possible email threats is important to staying safe.

Exercise caution when reading your emails and communicating with your contacts. There are less sophisticated spam email messages that are almost always automatically flagged and filtered. But there are also more sophisticated and targeted email messages that include personal information to land more credibility to the email message.

For more information about email security, visit E-mail - Dealing with Spam

Password Security

Google account Security Checkup

These steps apply both for your SSE Riga Google account and for any private Google accounts as well.

2-Step Verification

2-Step Verification helps protect your account from unauthorized access due to a compromised password. Even if your password is cracked, guessed, or otherwise stolen, an attacker can't sign in without a verification code, which only you can obtain via your own device (phone, computer, security key etc.).

You should set up 2-Step Verification for your private accounts (email, social media platforms etc.) as well.

For more information about setting up 2-Step Verification, visit How To - 2-Step Verification


When working from home, during trips abroad or generally whenever security is a concern, you are encouraged to use SSE Riga VPN network connection. SSE Riga VPN connection is generally useful to connect to SSE Riga internal resources. But it can also serve as an extra security step to make sure your internet traffic is safe and encrypted. This is especially useful when working from publically accessible internet connections (airports, hotels, cafes etc.).

For more information about VPN, visit How To - VPN