Protect your IoT devices by adjusting their default passwords regularly and updating their firmware

To best secure your IoT devices, consider the following: change default passwords, update firmware regularly and isolate them on a separate network. Furthermore, disable unnecessary features, audit device access and, as always, use strong WiFi passwords. And to take extra precautions, here are steps that you can take:

  • Divide your home network into separate segments, creating a dedicated network for your IoT devices.
  • Use virtual LANs to segregate your IoT devices further if your router supports it.
  • Regularly monitor network traffic and keep an eye out for patterns.

Set up intrusion detection systems (IDS) that can alert you to potential threats or unusual behaviors on your network.