- Review contributions to threats and vulnerabilities on a home network and determine if they have gaps in their understanding.
- Provide feedback on a classmate’s home network security measures they are not currently using. Do you have any other suggestions or recommendations for them?
What threats do you need to be concerned about on your home network?
There are a lot of threats for a home network. One major threat for home networks is computer viruses. These are very common issues that a lot of people deal with. viruses are very easy to get one wrong click and you have one. viruses are very dangerous for everyone. viruses can expose information on the devices they are on and send it to scammers. They could also slow the device down.
What are the vulnerabilities of each of your devices on your home network?
Firewalls are the first line of defense for the devices. If there are issues with the firewalls the devices will be a lot easier to hack and change these firewalls can be a point of vulnerability if they have issues. Using a open WIFI network is also a point of vulnerability for devices. Other people on these open network can get into the devices onto the network.
What techniques can you use to protect your devices on your home network? (Make sure to discuss how you will protect your network traffic on your wireless network.)
Make sure you use a firewall on the router. You should also limit access to the network. If you let just anybody on the network it raises the risk of getting hacked so you should only give access to those you trust.
Discuss some home network security measures you are not currently using but may consider using
There is one major security measure that I do not do yet but will definitely start soon. I will start using a VPN. VPN’s encrypt your network making it difficult to pin down the device and track.
How to Secure Your Home WIFI Network, Federal Trade Commission, May 2022, https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-secure-your-home-wi-fi-network