How To Keep Your Enterprise WiFi Connection Safe

It’s exceptionally rare to find any modern business that doesn’t rely on the web in some way. Because of this, it’s vital to keep your enterprise WiFi as secure as possible. Here are some of the key steps you can take to keep your WiFi as safe as you can.

Make sure you change the password you’re given

This might seem like internet security 101 – and in a way it is – but you might be surprised just how many businesses set up their web connection and then don’t alter it. Remember, it’s very easy to find out what the main default passwords are for each web provider, and this will make it easy for less scrupulous individuals to connect to your network.

Always use complicated phrases

It doesn’t matter what your password is for: you need to make sure it’s complex enough. Modern brute force tools are very adept and won’t have too much trouble cracking simple, one-word passwords. It’s a good idea to use a password generator and then – obviously – to make a record of your passwords AWAY from the network itself.

Don’t use common SSID passwords

Though it’s a frequently cited piece of advice, keeping your SSID (Service Set Identification) secret won’t actually do much against any hacker who knows what they’re doing. This doesn’t mean, though, that you should stick with the default SSID. Again, try to use a bespoke pass term to ensure it’s harder for hackers to uncover it.

Change your WPS

Most modern routers provide a WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) that stops people logging on from elsewhere. However, these are usually reliant on passcodes and, as a result, they’re more susceptible to brute force attacks. This is especially the case if the pin is less than ten characters. It’s often worth disabling the WPS.

Keep administrator access to wired computers

It pays to have one or two computers still attached to the network by a cable. Why? Because it’ll give you the option of disallowing administrator access to any devices connected to WiFi. What does this mean? Simply that anyone wanting to make changes to the WiFi will need to be present, making outside attacks far less likely.

To find out how we can improve your enterprise WiFi, contact us at Redway Networks.