NSA releases home network security best practices guide

The NSA has released an excellent guide titled ‘Best practices for keeping your home network secure’.  This covers the obvious things like

– securing your O/S (windows and Mac are covered) via patching and using current software etc.

– home network security via wireless encryption, strong passwords and DNS settings.

The guidance then goes further to cover areas including;

– Email best practices

– Social network site use

– Password management

– Travelling with mobile devices.

Overall while this is unlikely new information for those familiar with IT security, this is great guidance for those not working in this area.  I’d highly recommend you share this with your friends and family and help them understand the advice as it will improve their home and general on-line IT security / safety.

K

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Author: Kevin Fielder

Innovative and dynamic security professional, with a passion for driving change by successfully engaging with all levels of the business. I am a determined individual with proven ability to provide security insights to the business, in their language. These insights have gained board buy in for delivering security strategy aligned to key business goals. This is achieved by understanding the need to drive change through people, process and technology, rather than focusing exclusively on any one area. I take pride in being a highly articulate, motivational and persuasive team-builder. I have a strategic outlook with the ability to engage with and communicate innovative and effective security solutions to all levels of management. Along with a proven ability to translate security into business language and articulate the business benefits I am also passionate about leading security innovations and making security a key part of the business proposition to its customers. Security should be made a key differentiator to drive sales and customer retention, not just a cost centre! Outside of work I am a proud husband and father to an awesome family, and a passionate CrossFit coach and athlete.

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