Aaron Forbes

Trusted Home by Irdeto & Minim wins Innovative Product of the Year award

Minim partner Irdeto has taken home an exciting award for the Trusted Home solution: Innovative Product of the Year IoT award at the Cyber Security Awards.

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Aaron Forbes

Cybersecurity home defense: how to secure your WFH network

Nearly ten years ago, the workforce saw the popularity of the Bring Your Own Device or BYOD trend rise in the workplace—significantly enough that 70% of businesses developed BYOD policies by [month/year]. On top of this, the app explosion of 2013 led to the need for businesses to further manage this additional onslaught of data.

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Hannah Aronoff

Minim mobile app features spotlight: share my WiFi and more

The Minim® mobile app allows WiFi users the ability to both personalize and optimize their home network, so that stuff "just works." The Minim app's network view contains several key management and diagnostics goodies which we'll be going over in this blog.

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Aaron Forbes

How to secure your home network for WFH [survey]

The sudden shift for companies from a permanent workplace to working from home comes with employee frustrations and dozens of security problems that can leave an IT helpdesk swamped. Learning to mitigate these issues and prevent them from happening in the first place is the best thing a company can do for its employees—and it’ll pay off in the future too.

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Aaron Forbes

The UPnP security exploit affecting millions of home devices

You might have heard the term “plug and play” before. In general, the term encompasses a device that can be used without user configuration, allowing for a smooth and easy setup and continuous usage throughout the device’s lifetime. Although this might sound nice at first, the Universal Plug and Play or UPnP protocol has seen enough controversy throughout its lifespan and has been affected by ...

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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 Hayward

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 Hayward

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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