Not all that long ago, managing your home network's security didn't involve much more than installing an antivirus program on your PC. If only it were still so simple. It's no long just about protecting the computer on which you may be working from home and the laptops the kids may be using as online school starts. Odds are good you've got a few other internet-connected devices around the house -- phones, tablets, game consoles, maybe a "smart" TV or thermostat or refrigerator or light bulb or kid's toy or security camera or video-streaming gadget or voice-activated digital valet. The average U.S. home now has 11 such devices, according to Deloitte, many of which are vulnerable to hacking. If you don't want cyber cat burglars traipsing across them, potentially spreading malware or ransomware as they go, you'll want to secure your entire home network. WHAT ARE THE RISKS? Home networks are a major target for cybercriminals, who use innocuous smart gadgets as stepping stones to loot data … [Read more...] about Bring in the experts: It’s time to secure your home network
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This ensures that only authorized users can access Microsoft Azure Active Directory applications such as Microsoft 365 apps and services. Using Microsoft’s Endpoint Manager, IT departments will then be able to offer Conditional Access to any iOS devices while restricting any that do not comply with their security criteria. … [Read more...] about This tool means Apple and Microsoft can fully work together on your work devices
A good network-security service sets up firewalls to block unwanted data traffic, but it doesn't stop there. Since firewalls are imperfect, it will also monitor network traffic using artificial intelligence to detect unusual patterns. It keeps an eye on both your devices and malicious internet domains, alerting you to potential threats and blocking suspicious websites. … [Read more...] about Bring in the experts: It’s time to secure your home network
It didn’t just happen in Pittsburgh. North Allegheny School District tweeted to parents saying it too experienced what it called a “widespread network issue.” It comes at a time when network providers work to manage the surge in online users. … [Read more...] about Network Glitches Highlight First Day Of Remote Learning In Pittsburgh-Area School Districts
Many vendors offer solutions that claim to improve network visibility. However, not all solutions are created equal. In this area, some have created cloud services that provide unified management and orchestration. Alongside end-to-end visibility over remote networking issues, that can be addressed from a single pane of glass. This seamless visibility into the state of WAN, LAN and wireless LAN infrastructure is essential - and critical for a post-pandemic world where remote working will become the norm. … [Read more...] about Has the pandemic triggered the network of the future?