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Helping Your Employees Stay Safe When Using Non-Company Wi-Fi Networks

The widespread existence of Wi-Fi connections that provide wireless connectivity to the Internet at home and in places like coffee shops, airports, and hotels is one of the great conveniences of modern computing life. Unfortunately, it is also one its biggest vulnerabilities. When not properly secured, such connections offer open doorways through which hackers can stroll to steal users’ data and secretly take control of their computer resources.

The good news is, there are steps that can be taken—and which you can train your employees to take—that will greatly increase the security of your data and resources.

Of course in talking about Wi-Fi security, it’s important to understand that we’re really talking about two distinct situations: that of the home Wi-Fi network that the employee owns and controls, and the case of the employee using third-party-provided Wi-Fi connections when out and about at places like coffee shops and airports.