Remote work comes with new security risks. Once employees are no longer on the business internal network, a Security Breach could be around any corner.
1️⃣ Do Regular Device Scans and Updates.
Ask for scanning reports two-four times a year and you can ensure that devices are clear of any detectable problems.
2️⃣ Change the Passwords.
Change the Wi-Fi password on a regular basis. Yes, it means you’ll need to reconnect all your devices again, but it also kicks off any unwelcome visitors.
3️⃣ Keep the Firmware Up to Date.
Your router runs low-level software called firmware which essentially controls everything the router does. It sets the security standards for your network.
4️⃣ Use VPNs to access your network.
A virtual private network, is a group of computers or networks that work together over the Internet. Use VPN’s as a method to secure and encrypt your communications for remote work.
5️⃣ Change router location in your home.
Place the wireless router to the middle of your house. You don’t want to have your wireless signal range reach too much outside your home, where it can be easily intercepted by malicious persons.
6️⃣ Enhance protection for your connected devices.
Check which devices connect most often to your home network and make sure they have antivirus and/or an anti-malware security software installed.
7️⃣ Watch out for phishing and other scams.
Sometimes hackers send you an unsolicited text or email with a link. If you click the link, the sender gets access to all kinds of things on your device.
Securing the home network should be a top priority for each of us interested in keeping the Data Safe and secure.
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