The NSA has released an excellent guide titled ‘Best practices for keeping your home network secure’. This covers the obvious things like
– securing your O/S (windows and Mac are covered) via patching and using current software etc.
– home network security via wireless encryption, strong passwords and DNS settings.
The guidance then goes further to cover areas including;
– Email best practices
– Social network site use
– Password management
– Travelling with mobile devices.
Overall while this is unlikely new information for those familiar with IT security, this is great guidance for those not working in this area. I’d highly recommend you share this with your friends and family and help them understand the advice as it will improve their home and general on-line IT security / safety.