VIDEO: Why You Should Put IoT Devices on a Guest WiFi Network

The technique of segmenting networks is not new. But what should go on which Network? Your visitors are usually on your Guest Network, so they cannot access your devices. But what about other devices that cannot be easily managed?

On average, a household is now equipped with 10.37 internet-connected devices, with PCs and mobile devices accounting for slightly more than half of them, while the remainder is IoT devices.

The first half of 2021 saw a 135% increase in cyberattacks targeting IoT devices, which hackers use as an entry point to reach computers and smartphones.

To minimize the risk of a work computer being compromised, it’s recommended to establish a separate WiFi network for IoT devices by setting up a “guest” WiFi on your home router. You can place all IoT devices on the guest network while keeping computers and smartphones on the current WiFi network.

If you need assistance in adding Guest WiFi at home or work.

Consider scheduling a network security review, especially with the rising number of remote workers, as hackers have started focusing on home networks.

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