Corporations are no longer the only ones looking at cyber security. Increasingly, homeowners whose networks can make them vulnerable to cyber extortion, cyberattack and online fraud are seeing cyber security as a necessity.
Smart home technology – once out of reach to all but the most affluent homeowners – is becoming more affordable and prevalent. Now just a click of a button or swipe of a finger on a phone can allow most anyone to view home security camera images, monitor front-door access and control home heating and cooling systems. The networks that keep homeowners connected to their homes also make them potential targets of cyberattack.