Cybersecurity tip of the week: Securing your home network

Cybersecurity tip of the week: Securing your home network

Inforgraph about Securing Home Network

Home network security in 2020

The COVID pandemic has forced the population to learn to work remotely from home. Proper network and cybersecurity practices places heavier emphasis in all fields. Home networks are a major target for criminals, who use smart gadgets as a tool to loot data from PCs and phones.

Noteworthy Home Network Security Threats


Common home routers don’t always offer the best security features due to user friendly “plug-and-play” functionality.


Passwords is the root culprit to an easily compromised network, device, or account.


Out of date software is just as bad as a weak router password. Updates allows developers to patch your devices security settings.


Another problem with “plug-and-play” functionality is that users often don’t think about changing universally known default passwords.

Improve your Network Security

  1. Update your network’s security with strong and unique passwords.
  2. Adjust overly permissive factory default settings on your network devices.
  3. Install an antivirus software and update regularly on all your devices.
  4. Regularly update your device’s software.
  5. Turn off your internet connections when not in use for long periods of time.

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