On a personal and a business level, we rely more and more on our smart devices every day. While our smart devices have given us an unprecedented level of control and flexibility over our business, and our personal lives, they’ve also opened the door to several risks – the most prominent and serious being cyberattack.
Safeguarding your smart devices from cyberattack should be at the top of your priority list as a business owner. Businesses are becoming more and more reliant on mobile devices, giving cybercriminals more and more reason to exploit their weaknesses.
In this post, the cybersecurity specialists at Real Innovation Group explain how to safeguard your smart devices from cyberattacks, and why cyber insurance has never been more important than it is right now.
Set up a guest wifi
Guest wifi networks are great for businesses that have frequent on-site visitors. Guest wifi networks give your visitors access to the internet and nothing else. It doesn’t provide ability to see other devices on the network, let alone access them. And even more importantly, a guest wifi prevents your guests from accidentally introduce malware to your system; if malware is accidentally introduced, it will be contained within the guest wifi, and won’t be able to spread to your main system and the devices connected to it.
Patching software and applications is always at the top of the list in any cybersecurity protocol, and protecting your smart device is no different. Updating and patching your apps to the latest versions ensures that there are no weaknesses to be exploited in your mobile devices, providing the strongest possible defence against cyberattack.
Updating network names and passwords
It’s also essential to update your wifi network name and password regularly. This makes it difficult for cybercriminals to hack your network and gain access to all your sensitive data. It’s also important not to overuse passwords and to keep passwords different for each application you use.
Disconnect smart devices that aren’t being used
If you’re not using your smart TV or smart speaker, disconnect it from your network. These smart devices aren’t as cyber-secure as your phone or your computer, so they’re a prime target for cyberattacks which then allow hackers to access your network – but that’s only if they’re connected 24/7. Disconnecting these devices makes it harder for hackers to gain access to your entire network.
Real Innovation Group cyber insurance
If you’re a business that uses smart devices, cyber insurance is absolutely essential. Our ICT support is fully insured. We put out money where our mouth is. With us, there is no excess to pay… ever!
Your cybersecurity team should be working their magic to keep your business and its mobile devices safeguarded from cyberattacks. At Real Innovation Group, we offer insured, tailored, scalable cybersecurity solutions to businesses across Australia. Our industry leading ICT Support with Insurance ensures your business is completely protected. Talk to the team at Real Innovation Group and inquire about our top quality insured cybersecurity services.
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