There are several things you can do to protect your network, such as implementing a cyber security solution and properly configuring a firewall.
Installing a cloud hosted and managed cyber security solution is straightforward enough once you’ve decided which solution to choose. In the past, antivirus was the only form of security being used, but these days it’s not enough on its own.
Some operating systems have a firewall built in but it may just need to be configured and enabled. A firewall blocks communications to and from sources you don’t know or trust so it’s incredibly useful, especially when using high-speed Internet connectivity.
A virtual private network (VPN) is an encrypted Internet connection via a VPN provider. It allows you to communicate over a public, unsecured or unencrypted network privately without exposing and user details – that’s what makes it safer. A caveat here – if you’re using a “free” VPN solution you should be aware that there’s actually no such thing as “free”! Many free solutions are designed to expose your details to be exploited either to earn revenue by selling your details to advertisers, or worse, to breach your systems.
By implementing these security measures you’ll go a long way towards securing your network.