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Use built-in content filtering

A list of “banned” internet sites is next to useless in an age when new unsafe sites appear daily. To better protect your network, select a Wi-Fi solution that promotes safe browsing by filtering by IP address, location or URL to help block access to unsafe sites and prevent contamination by malicious content.

Switch to WPA3

W-Fi security and WAP2 can cause security vulnerabilities and expose your networks to increased risk of potential password phishing attacks. Choose wireless equipment that is certified to support WPA3, and demand Wi-Fi Certified Enhanced Open so you can protect your data with Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE).

Use role-based access

Remote work and the IoT mean users and devices are everywhere and may not have the best security at all times. By assigning roles to users and devices (family members, roommates, individual devices, etc.), and limiting access based on these roles, you can minimize the number of SSIDs in use and differentiate between approved and […]

Hide your Wi-Fi SSID

You can hide your Wi-Fi network’s name (SSID) by changing a few configurations in your router or residential gateway. While this isn’t a solution to all wireless security problems, it can marginally reduce risk by making it less likely someone can brute-force their way into your network.

Limit sensitive activities on public Wi-Fi networks

Public Wi-Fi networks at places such as airports and coffee shops present an opportunity for attackers to intercept sensitive information. When using a public or unsecured wireless connection, avoid using apps and websites that require personal information, e.g., a username and password. Additionally, turn off the Bluetooth setting on your devices when not in use.

Reset your service set identifier (SSID) to a unique name

Using the default service set identifier (SSID) for your wireless router can give malicious parties clues about potential vulnerabilities they could exploit. To change the network name, enter the router’s IP address in your web browser, log in, and switch the SSID to something original that doesn’t contain any personal information or password hints.