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5 Tips for securing your Wi-Fi

5 Tips for securing your Wi-Fi

You probably don’t give it much thought, but your wireless network is one of the most important aspects of conducting your day to day business and/or your personal affairs. Most business processes use a wireless network and without it, daily operations would slowly grind to a standstill.

As Wi-Fi and internet technology has evolved and developed over time, hackers and cyber criminals have done the same. Developing new methods and new threats to exploit weaknesses in your Wi-Fi networks.

However, there is good news! It’s possible to create a secure wireless network and prevent hackers from entering your network. I have shared my top 5 tips to help secure your Wi-Fi.

   1. Create A Strong Password

This may sound obvious as use of a weak password is a major risk to any business as your network becomes easier to access and thus the data becomes easier for cyber criminals to hack. By including a mixture of characters such as lower case, upper case, letters, numbers and special symbols, then it becomes harder for the cyber criminals to crack your password security and gain access into your IT networ

   2. Change Your Network Name (SSID)

It’s important to change the networks default name and select a name that is unique, hackers can identify who your internet provider is as many providers use their own sequences of letters and numbers when assigning default names. Furthermore, don’t include any personal information in the name as hackers can identify this and bring them one step closer to cracking your password. Usually, you can change this on your routers settings.

   3. Replace Your Router When It Becomes Obsolete

As with any technology, routers can become a risk when the technology is no longer able to avail of software or security updates. As online threats are constantly updating and evolving, its important to say updated, a new router will be equipped for security updates compared to one that is 4 or 5 years old.

   4. Find a Trusted Partner

Wi-Fi is a necessity that has become all about convenience, security and performance. There are a wide range of solutions available that can help secure your Wi-Fi and improve its performance which are also easy to deploy and manage.

Security vendors offer a range of models from indoor to outdoor and form factors to suit many different deployment scenarios and budgets.  A Trusted, security vendor can help you find the best solution for your business.

    5. Use a VPN

A virtual private network (VPN) is a technology that creates a safe and encrypted connection over a less secure network, such as the internet.  VPN technology allows remote users and branch offices to securely access corporate applications and other resources. Safety is ensured because the data travels through secure tunnels, and the users must use authentication methods, such as passwords to gain access to the VPN server.

 

If you would like to learn more about securing your Wi-Fi or to find out which solutions would best  suit your business needs, call us on +353 (01) 2147913

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