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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Gray Chynoweth

Thoughts on racial inequality in reaction to recent events

The following message from Minim CEO Gray Chynoweth was emailed today to the Minim team. As it reflects our values and position, we want to  share with our community. We will not be silent. #BlackLivesMatter.

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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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Nicole Hayward

Minim releases Mega Panel: Service Provider COVID-19 Response, a virtual event

The Coronavirus pandemic has led to an 82.5% increase of broadband usage during business hours and 33% increase overall in quarantine markets (FierceTelecom). At the same time, the home WiFi is being put to the test as family devices compete for bandwidth— leading to perceived issues. What's more, ISP technicians may not be welcome into the home.  We recognize the immense pressure this has placed ...

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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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Samantha Albano

Security Threat Landscape virtual event by TPx [recap]

A major area of concern amidst the Coronavirus pandemic that's top of mind for Minim is remote working cybersecurity and the impact of these risks on business IT personnel. That's why I was excited to attend the virtual Security Threat Landscape event hosted by TPx yesterday. Here's a brief recap and my thoughts. 

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Samantha Albano

3 steps to find the best WiFi channel for your router

If you've ever had the unfortunate encounter with spotty WiFi, you may know that the common fixes like relocating closer to your router and fully rebooting it don't always solve the problem. Sometimes, it takes adjusting your router's settings to do the trick— and a key router setting that helps dictate your network's WiFi signal strength is the WiFi channel.

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Nicole Hayward

Emotet malware protection for remote workers

Emotet malware attacks have been around since early 2013 and have recently spiked— so much so that the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity division released this alert about this sophisticated Trojan. Emotet can result in extensive business disruption and financial loss. Just this week, Microsoft published a case report that an Emotet attack shut down an entire business network, and ...

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