Securing Your Home Network¶
This guide provides a tabular overview of essential steps to secure your home network.
|Change Default Credentials
|Default usernames and passwords are vulnerable.
|Change to strong, unique credentials.
|Update Firmware and Software
|Updates often include security patches.
|Enable automatic updates if available and regularly check for updates.
|Use Strong Encryption
|Encryption protects data on your network.
|Use WPA3 encryption for Wi-Fi, if available; otherwise, use WPA2.
|Separates devices onto different networks.
|Use a guest network for video cameras, other devices and a separate one for visitors.
|VPNs and Firewalls
|VPNs encrypt internet traffic, firewalls block unauthorized access.
|Consider using a VPN for sensitive online activities and ensure your router's firewall is enabled.
|Backups are essential in case of data loss.
|Regularly back up important data to an external drive or cloud service.
|Phishing is a common attack vector.
|Be cautious with emails, links, and attachments from unknown sources.
|Adds extra security beyond passwords.
|Enable multi-factor authentication wherever offered.
Implementing these security measures can reduce the risk of cyber threats to your home network and personal information.