Archives - IoT


If you work from home, create a separate Wi-Fi network

Remember, when one IoT device becomes compromised in a digital home, all the other devices on that network are also at risk. So if you deal with confidential information for your job, make sure your network is secure and not too crowded. In most cases, you’ll be able to set up a secondary network with […]

Secure your digital life

New Internet-connected — Internet of Things (IoT) or smart devices — provide a level of convenience in our lives, but they require that we share more information than ever. The security of this information, and the security of these devices, is not always guaranteed. Once your device connects to the Internet, you and your device […]

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Internet of Things (IoT) or smart devices refers to any object or device that is connected to the Internet. This rapidly expanding set of “things,” which can send and receive data, includes cars, appliances, smart watches, lighting, home assistants, home security, and more. Examples include devices that direct your car to an open spot in […]

Be creative with your IoT password protocol

Change your device’s factory security settings from the default password. This is one of the most important steps to take in the protection of IoT devices. You should consider using the longest password or passphrase allowable. Get creative and create strong and unique passwords for all your IoT devices.

Segment your home network

Not all internet-connected devices carry the same level of cybersecurity risk; Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints are often more exposed than PCs or smartphones. You can minimize your overall risk by isolating IoT traffic onto its own network segment. Check if your router allows you to set up the VLANs necessary for segmentation.

Use the latest Wi-Fi security measures

It’s been obsolete for years, but make sure you are not still securing any Wi-Fi networks with the legacy WEP standard. WPA2 is ideal as of early 2018 and supported by any legitimate modern router or wireless-enabled device. Be on the lookout for WPA3-certified products in the coming years, as they will have additional features.