Tips to Securing Wi-Fi Networks
Wi-Fi has become a vital part of our day-to-day routine in both our personal and our professional lives. It allows us convenient access to everything from workflows to shopping. Unfortunately, it also gives hackers convenient access to our data. Cybercriminals have become increasingly adept at using Wi-Fi access points and routers to get in. This is why cybersecurity companies are constantly coming up with new strategies, such as SIEM and other solutions, to protect companies like yours. However, here are some simple steps that you can take right now to improve the security of your Wi-Fi network.
Use WPA Passwords
This isn’t always a popular option, but it is effective. Be sure that your Wi-Fi Network has a long, randomized password of numbers and letters so that hackers are less likely to break through. Then find a secure place to record these passwords.
Regularly Change Passwords
This is especially true once an employee leaves the company. Any time there is any sort of transition like that it leaves your company vulnerable. Save yourself the headache of a breach and keep your passwords unique.
Offer a Separate Network for Guests
You typically wouldn’t let the public have access to your physical workspace. The same goes for online data. Make sure you have a guest network so that your internal network can be protected from inadvertent malware or viruses.
Be on the Lookout for Rogue Access Points
A Wi-Fi access point that is outside your normal perimeter is a huge risk. These may be Wi-Fi access points brought in by employees or, in some cases, hackers who have connected to an Ethernet point from within your building. Regularly scan the office and surrounding areas for this type of wireless traffic.
Use a Firewall
These will be your first line of defense when it comes to cybercriminal threats. Anymore, hardware and even software firewalls normally come with the package, but its a good idea to make sure you have them in place.
These simple steps can help bolster your organization’s data against potential threats. However, if you are looking for a more robust, multi-layered defense, consider implementing an SIEM solution. At StratoZen, we offer a flexible SIEM solution that can the needs and structure of your business. Contact us today to learn more.