How Can I Further Secure My Home Network?

Episode 1768 (1:55:22)

Kyle from Anaheim, CA

Kyle is working from home and wants to beef up his home network security. Leo says that Kyle's work is probably using "endpoint security," which uses software on Kyle's computer to protect him. So he wants to be careful not to compete with that. Being on a home network with IoT devices, though, could be a weak link. 

Leo recommends separating the company assets from the home network. He can do that using a virtual local area network (VLAN). It's basically segmenting the network into two levels. Ask the IT guys about it. Then use a firewall to protect better on the home network side. Leo uses for that. It's $20 a year and it blocks a lot of malware trying to take advantage of the IoT devices.