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A computer network can be a great benefit for personal use, as well as for your business. It is vital to keep your computer network safe. Leaving a computer network unprotected is like leaving the front / back door of your home open. Anyone will be able to walk in, steal your possessions or even use your house for illegal activities.  Today’s sophisticated internet threats are hard to detect, and they are capable of inflicting the maximum damage to your computer and the computers associated with your network. In order to take the complete advantage of everything a network has to offer, it is important to install proper security measures. Network security refers to any activities designed to protect your network.

Secure your router

Going wireless is a convenient way to allow multiple devices to connect to the internet from different areas of your home. However, unless you secure your router, you are vulnerable to all kinds of threats out there. Hackers may access your computer and steal important data or use the network to commit cybercrimes. A wireless network is more vulnerable to security threats than a normal network if not properly protected.

  • Change the default router name and password – Assign your router a name that is unique to you. Create a password using a mix of letters and numbers. Make sure it is long and strong. Create a guest password for your trusted guests who want to use your network.
  • Security options – Set the security level of your router to WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) or WPA. They are more secure than the common WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) option.

General points

Always keep your computer clean. This means keeping your browsing history cleared, the temporary files on your computer deleted, on a regular basis. It is also important to keep your operating system, and your security software updated, as and when a security patch is released.

One of the most important benefits of keeping your computer network safe is that it will help to protect your reputation, as well as your company’s reputation.

To find out how KeeFORCE can assist you in protecting your computer network, give us a call today at (270) 366-0553 or email us at