How Vulnerable is Your Wireless Network?

How Vulnerable is Your Wireless Network?

June 26, 2018

Along with all the benefits of being able to work remotely by connecting to different wireless networks, comes the challenge of keeping your network, and more importantly, your data free from the prying eyes of hackers. 

Protecting Access to Your Data

Hackers have found wireless networks relatively easy to break into, and even use wireless technology to hack into wired networks.  As a result, it is very important that businesses and homes effectively protect their wireless networks against unauthorized access to important data.

Non-traditional networks such as personal Bluetooth devices are not safe from hacking and should be regarded as a security risk.  Even barcode readers, handheld PDAs, and wireless printers and copiers should be secured.  These non-traditional networks can be easily overlooked when focusing on laptops and access points.

Who Sees What's on Your Network?

Does anyone that accesses your network have access to your files on your devices or computers?  A great deal of attention and resources are dedicated to increasing network security to stop hacking.  But another area that shouldn’t be overlooked is the degree of access given to those who use your network.

At home and work you want to create separate networks for internal use and guests.  Doing this locks out guests from accessing your network printers, NAS drives, shared files, and other sensitive network information.  In most cases all you are providing is internet access.

Setting up a separate network will also allow you to limit available bandwidth to prevent inappropriate downloads and bogging down your system. 

Need Help Fending Off Hackers?

Abstract Technology can expertly install the latest Wi-Fi security processes including setting up secure passwords that make it more difficult to break in to your network.  We also create separate networks that provide limited access to for your guests on your network. 

How to Reach Us

To talk with a trained network specialists give us a call at 765-420-8324 or by email at Lafayette@AbstractTechGroup.com.