How can I protect my home network from attack?

To begin to protect your home network from attack, you can take the following steps:

  • Change the default login credentials of your home router and any devices connected to it to use strong, unique usernames and passwords.
  • Don’t share your usernames and passwords.
  • Set up a separate guest network for people to connect to, especially if you use your home network to access work files and data.
  • Use anti-virus software on all devices that it can be installed on.
  • Keep your devices updated with the latest firmware and security patches.
  • Use a firewall to limit access to your network.
  • Regularly monitor your network for any unusual activity.