Home Network Security

Home Network Security


This article provides introduction and overview of the Home Network Security paper  as published by the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).  The goal of this article is to establish for the reader awareness of the publication and its contents as a significant source of information on enterprise service management.

Citation Information:

US-CERT 2011. Home Network Security Rev Dec 2001. US Department of Homeland Security - US CERT.  Washington DC. USA. Retrieved: May 17, 2018 from https://www.us-cert.gov/Home-Network-Security. 

This document provides an overview of what should be done to help improve the security of a home network along with why these steps are important. The document includes concise explanations to many of the IT buzz words and technologies that may compose a network.

Normative References:



Wiki based document structure with a detailed outline of topics covered.

Important Topics:

Computer Security

An overview of the key concepts for home networks and reasons to consider security practices for home networks.


An overview of the key components and concepts for home networks.

Computer Security Risks

An explanation of the risk associated with home networks, intention acts against networks and the unintentional events that may impact the security of a home network.

Recommended Actions

Introduction to the actions that should be taken and the resources available for securing a home network.

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