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Safeguard your wireless network Service Set Identifier (SSID)

To stop outsiders from simply accessing your network, avoid broadcasting your SSID. All Wi-Fi routers allow users to shield their device’s SSID, which makes it more difficult for attackers to locate a network. At the very least, alter your SSID to something unique. Leaving it as the manufacturer’s default could allow a possible attacker to […]

Turn your Wi-Fi into a wired connection by using a powerline adapter

Wi-Fi connections are inherently unstable and vulnerable to bad actors. Wired connections avoid these issues. Powerline adapters, which are extremely simple to set up, turn a long-range Wi-Fi connection into a wired one by using your home’s electrical network. This makes it much more stable and less vulnerable but with the same if not better […]

Give remote workers secure Wi-Fi access

Provide cellular Wi-Fi hotspots or tethering plans so remote workers can use portable Wi-Fi hotspots. These can be used instead of allowing connections through public Wi-Fi networks to help regulate access and increase connection security. Wi-Fi hotspots should be password and login protected so they’re only accessible to employees.

Learn about WiFi hotspots

Most of the public wireless networks and hotspots you see available are not secure, so that  means anyone could possibly see what ‘s happening on your mobile device while you are connected. If you have to be on public WiFi, limit what you do and avoid logging in to important services like email and banking […]

Don’t access your online banking app while on public WiFi

Being on a public WiFi network can pose all sorts of security risks, as you never know who else is connected. If you must use public WiFi, avoid using apps that contain any personal or financial information to mitigate the chance of it being stolen. If you need to access these apps while in public, […]

Top cyber threats facing consumers: Personal cybersecurity tips

In July 2020, insurance company HSB released findings from a survey about consumer cyber threats. According to the results, 34% of respondents said they had experienced a cyber attack, with the most common incident cited being a malware or virus infection. While the threat landscape is broad, encouraging results from the survey indicated that consumers […]