Cybersafetyconnections November 21st, 2022, vol#93 

  •  Wi-Fi network for your workplace if in use should be secure, encrypted, and protected.
  • Here is how to keep your WI-FI networks secure. 
  • This is also applicable to your home wi-fi networks in our world of hybrid work arrangement. 

Keep your access point Secure 
Wi-Fi network for your workplace if in use should be secure, encrypted, and password protected.

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I am no IT professional; these tips are just some of the steps I took in setting up a home WI-FI network in the work- from- home era when we moved houses. This is still applicable in our hybrid work environment. 

How to keep your WI-FI network secure 

Here are some ways to protect your WI-FI networks. 

  • Protect your Wi-Fi network  
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This involves setting up your wireless access point or router in such a way that it does not show the network name. The network name is known as the Service Set Identifier (SSID). The access point/router lists the names of network on your smartphone or laptop so your devices can find and connect to your WI-FI network. When you see a padlock sign by the network name it means you need a password to access the router. You can change the default network name and password to keep your WI-FI secure. 

  • Turn WI-FI encryption. 
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  • Turn on WI-FI firewall 
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  • Use a VPN   

This is recommended for connecting to the company network. 

Hybrid work environment 

These safety tips are also applicable to your home wi-fi network in our world of hybrid work arrangement. 

For more information on how to keep your WI-FI networks secure here are links articles I found on the internet. 

What is an SSID and should you hide yours? – Proton VPN 

FCC 10 Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses 

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