Aaron Forbes

Smart home cybersecurity explained

At Minim, we take security seriously. Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) in people’s homes is our thing. But did you know it’s easy to take some big steps in the right direction on your own?

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Mitali Roy

Top 6 remote working best practices

Earlier this year, both employers and their employees around the world found themselves in need of a remote working policy. With lockdowns and the closures of mass transit systems as well as the need for self-isolation and social distancing, working from home became a pressing necessity rather than a privilege available to few.

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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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Nicole Hayward

Enable 2 Factor Authentication

Here's the download on 2 factor authentication, why you should use it, and where you can find it in Minim.

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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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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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Nicole Hayward

The IT implications of the global movement to remote working

Remote working isn't a new concept. An annual global study showed 16% of global companies were fully remote and 40% were hybrid by September of last year. But COVID-19 has forced a widespread and accelerated adoption of this model, which has major business continuity and security risks for IT departments to consider.

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