If You Connect It, Protect It. This is the theme for this first week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
Simple stated, anything connected to the Internet may be a risk. Be sure you keep it updated with the latest patches and updates. You should also be sure your networks, whether at home or at work, are properly segmented and that traffic from one segment is not necessarily allowed to another. This will help secure the traffic on your network and help reduce your attack surface.
Review and download Cybersecure Your Smart Home for important action steps to help secure your home. This is an excellent resource to help you take in to proper consideration all of the benefits and risk of setting up a smart home. There is even a resources for considerations when buying or selling a smart home.
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