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Home Based Business Safety

What You Need to Do

Keeping your business safe in the age of the IoT requires both doing what you are already doing — installing strong antivirus protection, setting up firewalls, following best practices for passwords and internet usage on your business machines — and taking specific steps to secure your network and connected devices as well.

If you aren’t sure where to start, consider contracting with independent technical support services to get you on the right track, and then do the following:

  • Read the documentation for all your IoT devices. Many people simply “plug and play” their IoT gadgets, without realizing that they can do more to secure them. Read the documentation and follow through with all suggestions to improve security.
  • Change default passwords. Most devices come with default administrator names and passwords, which are unlikely to vary. Change all passwords using the guidelines for strong passwords.
  • Stay abreast of updates. One of the most common causes of infected or breached IoT devices is hackers exploiting vulnerabilities in the devices themselves. Keep abreast of all updates to device software and install them immediately.
  • Maintain separate networks. Whenever possible, maintain a separate network that is specifically devoted to your business machines. While there is always a possibility that hackers will target both your home and business networks, if you maintain your business on a network that is separate from that hosting your IoT devices, the likelihood of an IoT-related breach is reduced. Be sure to maintain separate, distinct passwords for both networks.
  • Review security information. When purchasing IoT devices, or determining which ones to add to your home, carefully review information about the security of specific brands to ensure that you select the most secure option. In addition, be selective about which devices you connect to the internet. Ask yourself whether it’s actually necessary to connect a specific device and what you have to gain from doing so. Not all risks are worth the rewards.

Maintaining the security of the IoT is a significant issue, and one that will dominate a great deal of conversation going forward. As a home business owner, it’s important that you know and understand the risks, and take precautions now, to avoid falling victim to an attack.


Millennials Safety

Wide Majority of Millennials Value Convenience More Than Safety – Security Sales and Integration

By SSI Staff · March 21, 2017

     A survey conducted at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 by SureID identified 83% of millennials valuing convenience over safety. The survey, which was conducted over two days at the conference and festival, found 96% of millennials would verify their own identity online to ensure it was confirmed, protected against hackers and unused by anyone else. 

Findings show SXSW attendees surveyed, ages 18- to 37-years old, are interested in having the ability to determine whether their own digital identity is secure as well as the ability to verify the identity of those they interact with online and offline. Respondents included 43% males, 55% females and less than 2% who did not disclose gender. Key findings show:

  • Nearly 60% value time over money and safety
  • 96% are interested in having the ability to verify their own identity online, ensuring it was secure against hackers and unused by others
  • 70% feel more secure interacting with someone online if they could verify that individual’s identity
  • 79% are less likely to buy from someone, online or offline, who cannot prove they are who they say they are.


“Technology is enabling us to interact perhaps too comfortably with strangers for modern conveniences. These findings point out the growing demand for people in the gig economy to prove they are who they say they are, to create a higher level of trust,” says Justin Oberman. 


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