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  • Writer's pictureScott Crabb

SECURING YOUR HOME COMPUTER NETWORK



If you follow just these basic 8 steps, your computer network will be significantly more secure:


1. Use strong passwords: Make sure to use strong and unique passwords for each of your network devices, including your router and any connected devices. Avoid using common passwords or easily guessable passwords like your name or birthdate.

2. Update your devices: Keep your devices and software up to date with the latest security patches and updates. This can help protect against known security vulnerabilities.

3. Use a firewall: Install and configure a firewall on your network to block unauthorized access to your devices and data.

4. Enable encryption: Enable encryption on your network devices, such as WPA2 encryption for your Wi-Fi network. This can help prevent unauthorized access to your network traffic.

5. Disable unnecessary services: Disable any unnecessary network services on your devices to reduce the attack surface and minimize the risk of a successful attack.

6. Use antivirus software: Install and regularly update antivirus software on all devices on your network. This can help detect and remove malware.

7. Control access to your network: Set up access controls on your network, such as guest network access, to prevent unauthorized users from accessing your network.

8. Monitor your network: Regularly monitor your network for any unusual activity or signs of a security breach. This can help you identify and respond to any security threats quickly.


Overall, it is important to be vigilant and take a proactive approach to network security to protect your devices and data from potential threats.


For more information on securing your home or business computer networks or on how to implement the steps outlined above, contact Runtime Fitness via phone at 623-777-9242 or email info@runtimefitness.com.


“IF YOU CONNECT IT, WE PROTECT IT.”


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