Archives - Work from home

Discover desktop-as-a-service

If you’re running a small-to-medium business, it might be prohibitively expensive to buy and send good hardware to your remote workforce. Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) providers are here to fill the IT gap, though. They effectively upgrade a laptop or desktop machine with a virtual representation of your company network, whenever you require it. This is fantastic […]

Keep your internet routers up-to-date

If you have your own router, it’s essential to confirm it’s a recent model and has the latest firmware. By looking up the model number, you can determine if it is compatible with specific security protocols and find its default IP address. By inputting the latter in your browser, you can check its firmware and […]

Turn-off smart speakers when not in use

Many smart speakers are set to always listen for certain keywords. That makes them highly responsive, but it can also create privacy concerns. If you’re not using them, or are having a sensitive conversation, consider unplugging them or powering them off to stay safe.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Cybersecurity in the home – 3 steps households can take

October is often strongly associated with Halloween and Autumn weather, but here in the U.S., it’s also known as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM marks a great time to get up to speed on the latest trends in cybersecurity and make sure your household cybersecurity is the strongest it can be. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

Install antivirus on all your devices

To be most effective, antivirus software needs to be in installed on all of your devices. Most people have long since moved beyond the days of having a single desktop PC, and have expanded to laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1s in addition to their phones. Think about investing in AV software that can be installed on […]

Switch off network name broadcasts

Home Wi-Fi routers automatically show up on any compatible devices in range. Inexperienced hackers can find it if they’re nearby, and start trying to crack into the network. It’s therefore a good idea to hide your router’s name. The exact process will differ depending on your provider and online account, but there should be plenty […]