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Long Island Network Security Provider, Server Bays, Shares 4 Internet of Things Cyber Security Tips

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Long Island Network Security Provider, Server Bays, Shares 4 Internet of Things Cyber Security Tips

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PATCHOGUE, N.Y., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In order to help people manage a growing number of internet-connected devices, Server Bays, a leader in network security on Long Island, shares 4 "Internet of Things" cyber security tips.

In the past few years, people have become more tied in to the internet than ever before. Long gone are the days when computers were the only way that humanity communicated over the web. With a wide mesh of online products commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), it's important that proper cyber security extends beyond computers and phones and into the remainder of connected devices.

Here are 4 tips for improving IoT cyber security:

Create A Separate Network. With most routers, it is possible to create a separate network that serves as an offshoot of the main connection. This network is contained and permissions can be more tightly controlled than with a device that has access to the regular network. By containing IoT devices with questionable security to this separate network, it's much less likely that personal information will be compromised. Without access to the same network that machines like a computer or phone are connected to, it is far more difficult to intercept or illicitly access data.

Pick Unique and Strong Passwords. The average person is connecting to more sites and more devices than ever before, and it can be tempting after a while to start recycling old passwords. While it may be convenient to only have to keep track of one or two passwords, people who don't choose unique and strong passwords for every site and device open themselves up to a significant threat if that single password happens to be compromised. Use a combination of alphanumeric characters and symbols, as well as uppercase and lowercase letters to ensure that the password is resistant to brute force.

Update Your Antivirus Regularly. A general rule of thumb to follow for any sort of cybersecurity situation is to keep antivirus installed and updated. The field of malware and other attacks is constantly evolving, and these security companies can barely keep up with the curve as is. Neglecting to keep antivirus updated regularly opens up the network to attacks from newer viruses that are designed to get around traditional safeguards. By keeping the utility updated, you can ensure that you are utilizing the software to its furthest extent.

Investigate Privacy Settings Before Connecting. It may be tempting to just connect to various devices on the IoT without having to dig through privacy settings and permissions, but a lot of times the security protocols on these connected devices are not adequate. It's much more difficult for the provisions discussed above to work to their full extent if privacy settings aren't considered, as neglecting to keep a connection as private as possible can open a device up to meddling.

ABOUT SERVER BAYS

Founded in 2014, Server Bays Long Island network security makes up the area's fastest-growing managed service firm. Server Bays LLC provides companies with cost effective custom technology solutions. To date, they have helped several clients achieve a better return on investment. Founder Ryan Yannelli and Vice President Anthony Milazzo bring energy, enthusiasm, and expertise to IT solutions, and their company has quickly earned a 5-star rating.

Media Contact: Desiree Freeman, fishbat Media, 855-347-4228, desiree@fishbat.com

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