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Keeping Your SmartHome Secure: 14 Tips To Help Protect IoTDevices


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Dec 12, 2019
Keeping Your Smart Home Secure: 14 Tips To Help Protect IoT Devices

As smart home technology is becoming increasingly popular, the number of attacks on Internet of Things devices is on the rise. A recent spate of incidents involving consumer IoT devices has seen malicious users gaining access to home networks through holes in device security. Many consumers may now be reluctant to use IoT devices, even though many of those breaches were due to poor user setup.

IoT has a large role to play in the future of home devices, so avoiding the technology doesn’t benefit users in the long run. Users who can properly secure their devices can enjoy their benefits with peace of mind. Below, 14 professionals from Forbes Technology Council examine the critical steps users can take to secure their home technology and security systems from being hacked.

1. Think Before You Buy
2. Don’t Use The Defaults
3. Take Proactive Security Measures
4. Treat Your Data Like You Treat Your Money
5. Make Sure You Get Proper Security Training
6. Get your setup audited.
7. Separate Your Home And Guest Networks
8. Choose Local Storage Instead Of The Cloud
9. Use A Security-Focused Router
10. Update And Authenticate
11. Get A Password Manager
12. Use A VPN With Two-Factor Authentication
13. Don’t Forget To Protect Your Mobile Phone
14. Demand Proven Security From The Get-Go

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