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New CEDIA White Paper Tackles In-Home Network Security


CEDIA has released its newest white paper targeted at home technology integration professionals: "Securing the Residential Network." As homes and the systems within them become more connected, CEDIA has recognised a need to identify the evolving challenges hackers and other bad actors pose to in-home network security. Often referred to as "the backbone of the connected home," networking technology is often cited as a leading area of growth in the residential tech industry.

"In the age of the Internet of Things, residential networks and connected devices have a greater and greater potential to be exploited," said CEDIA Senior Director of Technology & Standards, Walt Zerbe. "This white paper involves a comprehensive overview of a multitude of factors that integrators must consider when working to button up in-home networks from unwanted vulnerabilities. We also address terms and subjects that should be top of mind."

"Securing the Residential Network" holistically examines the components that make up local area networks (LANs), the roles each play in security, and the possible weaknesses presented by current technologies. The white paper takes a deep dive into facets including information security, grades or classes of LANs, network hardware and its use in securing the LAN, passwords and authentication, and network devices.

The new white paper is part of CEDIA's ongoing efforts to keep members and the industry apprised of emerging trends and to offer learning opportunities to address those critical topics. In addition to this new resource, CEDIA will host four Networking Schools this year — two at CEDIA’s training facility in St Neots and two at AWE’s HQ in Epsom. This next Networking School will take place on 1st – 3rd April (Epsom) with additional trainings offered on 3rd – 5th June (St Neots), 7th – 9th October (Epsom), and 2nd – 4th December (St Neots).

Members can access a full slate of CEDIA white papers, including recent releases: "An Integrators Guide to Video: Resolution," "Quality of Light in the Home," and " An Integrators Guide to HDR Video." Connect to the full portfolio of CEDIA white papers here.