For National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, SSI Offers Cybersecurity Smart Home Tips for Security Dealers
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Security Sales & Integration (SSI) published a list of tips for October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in its article, “Happy Hacktober: 10 Cybersecurity Smart Home Tips to Share With Clientele.”
The articles aims to provide security dealers and integrators with cybersecurity tips that can help them reduce security concerns, and become a trusted advisor to their clients by offering them tips to protect their home from cyber threats.
“In previous research we found that Internet-connected devices such as baby monitors, home security cameras, doorbells, and thermostats were easily hacked by our researchers. Password protection and updated devices are just as important in a smart home as they are on a computer or mobile phone,” said Dr. Yossi Oren, a senior lecturer in Ben-Gurion University, in the article.
Here are three tips from the article:
- Never use the same password for multiple websites or online services. The article notes that Apple and Google offer free password managers to help people remember complex passwords across sites.
- Turn on two-factor authentication, which will send a text message with a specific code to your phone to verify your identity before you login.
- Reach out to your Internet service provider and ask them to send you a new router.
Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM is a collaborative effort between the U.S. government and industry to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to stay safe and more secure online. In its materials about NCSAM, DHS says, "Cybersecurity is not just the responsibility of governments, companies, groups, or individuals. Everyone shares the responsibility for cybersecurity, from the average smartphone user to a corporate CEO."
Click here to read the full list of cybersecurity tips on the SSI website.