Security Got You Spooked? 3 Ways You Can Protect Your Network
Oct 05, 2016
The evolution of the internet of things made it possible for homes and businesses to have networks with many devices, most of which are compatible with wireless technology and can be streamlined for control from a single device. Where convenience and efficiency are concerned, this is a boon. But the proliferation of wireless technology and ever-expanding networks also means strong network security is more important than ever before. Here are three ways to make use of Internet-enabled devices linked to your network safer and more secure.
1. Ensure Security Software is Current
Network monitoring and security systems are regularly updated to safeguard networks against new viruses and other security threats as they crop up. Download updates when prompted, and ensure your web browser and operating system are up-to-date so your network’s defenses are equipped to handle the latest security threats.
2. Secure Your Router
A secure wireless router is vital to a secure network. Without it, information stored on your computer is vulnerable to breach, and others can access your network and use it for illegal activity. You can ensure your network’s wireless router is secure by changing the default ID and pre-set password; creating a guest network for visitors to your home to use; and using a firewall to keep hackers from accessing your computer and network.
3. Back Everything Up
Protect important records and valuable work by backing them up somewhere they can be accessed should your network fail. Many digital security experts recommend keeping both cloud and physical backups. Simply having backups can provide you with invaluable peace of mind.
At Integrated IO®, we specialize in smart home and small business technology. If you’d like for a knowledgeable professional to help you secure your network and show you how to check for updates to keep your network defenses up-to-date, give us a call at (480) 836-1446.