Alec Rooney

VPN: from protector to attack conduit in the new remote work era

According to NPR, about a third of Americans are now working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This unique challenge presents new problems for corporate IT and Information Security departments who provide the support their employees need while working from home. Arguably, the biggest challenge they face is providing support for their employees’ home networks.

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Aaron Forbes

Modem vs. router vs. gateway explained

It’s easy to get confused when dealing with networking equipment at home. The end goal is to have a fast, consistent WiFi experience, but there are many parts that come into play toward delivering on that experience. Often, your broadband provider's available hardware is what dictates your experience. Each available device is different and has its own purpose for networking, but it's easy to ...

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Aaron Forbes

The COVID-19 malware strain that wipes data from computers

Just like the pandemic that’s been sweeping the globe, a Coronavirus-inspired malware program dubbed “COVID-19.exe” has been infecting computers running Windows with the sole purpose of destroying user data.

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Nicole Zheng

Work From Home Cybersecurity Risk podcast by Daily Journal [recap]

After months of widespread distributed work due to COVID-19, businesses must face that corporate data protection is only as good as the home network's cybersecurity efficacy. Plus, this is a new normal. According to Global Workplace Analytics, "Our best estimate is that 25-30% of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week by 2021." As the majority of homes do not have adequate ...

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Nicole Zheng

Minim to join webinar: Home WiFi Recent Developments in the Time of COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, we are adapting to many new normals. One is increased home broadband usage, thanks to increased remote work, socialization, and entertainment over the internet.  

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [May 2020]

Last month, employees working from home continued to be a top target for cyber attackers. This May smart home cybersecurity news roundup highlights the latest remote work danger, as well as a recent security update for a popular smart home device. Check out below.

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Samantha Albano

Alternative to Meraki for SMB and residential [comparison]

As an industry-leading cloud-managed IT solution, Cisco Meraki provides several products for enterprise network management: WLAN, next gen firewall, unified network insights, and more. But, it's certainly not a one-size-fits-all solution set. For many businesses, the Cisco Meraki infrastructure, provider lock-in, and expertise needed to accomplish the business' goals inspire them to explore their ...

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Samantha Albano

MikroTik Audience review and support by Minim

As a Made for MikroTik software partner, the Minim platform supports several MikroTik devices— the latest addition of which being the MikroTik Audience tri-band mesh WiFi access point. Here's an overview the Audience and a look at its supported Minim feature set.

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Samantha Albano

ISPs, try virtual truck rolls in response to COVID-19

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect how individuals live, work, and interact with one another, having a stable and high-speed internet connection at home is no longer a "nice to have." It's a necessity.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news: Malware stats amid COVID-19 [April 2020]

The smart home's attack surface has only grown since the start of COVID-19. As remote workers connect new devices to their home networks, access sensitive work files, and use work devices for personal use, attackers are paying attention. Here's what some of the most recent data (including Minim's) shows regarding malware found on the home office network.

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