When you have a network of computers that need to communicate and access files, it can be hard to keep everything secure. Luckily, there’s now easy ways to monitor your network security with a Raspberry Pi. Check out our blog post for more information! Keeping your network secure isn’t always an easy task. Between the number of connected devices and people who want access to the resources you have available, keeping track of who has what and restricting access to only those who are supposed to be there can be a challenge. With that in mind, here we will outline some ways you can monitor your network security with a Raspberry Pi.
Set Up An Alert
When you have a network security system, it’s important to create alerting features. These allow you to be alerted when there’s an event that would be of interest to you or your team. In this scenario, we’ll use an alert system to notify us when a device is detected on our network. This can be an attacker accessing resources we don’t want them to have access to, or it could be someone we’re not expecting to be there. To set up an alert, we’ll be using IFTTT. This allows you to create “if this, then do that” recipes. In this case, we’ll be setting up a recipe that will send an email when a device is detected on our network.
Install A VPN
Using a virtual private network can extend the security of your Raspberry Pi network. VPNs encrypt all traffic between your device and the VPN server, meaning that even those on your network will see only a scrambled version of what’s being sent. This can help protect against snoopers and hackers. For this example, we’ll be using NordVPN. This is a great VPN service that offers a wide range of features at great prices. It’s also extremely easy to set up. With just a few clicks, you can have a VPN up and running on your Raspberry Pi in no time at all. For the best results, you’ll want to use your Raspberry Pi as the VPN gateway. This allows it to act as a middleman between devices on your network and the VPN so that all traffic is encrypted.
Set Up CCTV
CCTV is a great way to monitor your network and keep an eye on your property. With a camera that can record footage, you can keep an eye on what’s happening at any given time. This can be especially helpful if you have a business, as it can help you keep track of customers and assets. For this example, we’ll be using the VuPoint Vu Wireless IP camera. This camera is great for home use as it’s easy to setup and doesn’t require a permanent installation. To get the most out of your CCTV, you’ll want to connect it to your home network. This will allow you to access the footage using your computer or mobile device.
Monitor Network Traffic
If you want to know what’s happening on your network, there’s a lot you can do. – Use a network scanner to keep an eye on devices on your network. This can help you find vulnerabilities on your devices and spot any potential problems. While you do so, remember to secure all devices you find. – Use a packet analyzer to analyze traffic that’s passing through your network. This can show you not only what’s happening on your network, but what other devices are doing as well. – Use a router sniffer to see what’s going on between devices on your network. This can help you keep track of what devices are communicating with each other and what types of data they’re sharing.
Create Automated Tasks
If you want to keep an eye on your network, you can set up automated tasks. This can help you keep track of system health, keep your devices protected, and even test your network. For this example, we’ll be using IFTTT again to make it simple. All you have to do is create recipes that have notifications or actions you want to take on your network. This can be anything from sending an email, to launching a script, or even just having a light turn on or off. This can be very helpful in making sure your network doesn’t go down. It can also be helpful for keeping your devices protected. For example, you can set up a recipe that sends a notification if your home IP address changes. This way, you’ll know if someone is trying to spoof your network and it won’t let them in.
There’s no doubt that keeping your network secure is a challenge. Luckily, there are ways to monitor your network security with a Raspberry Pi. This can help you keep track of what’s happening on your network, as well as what devices are connected to it. The best part? All you need is a Raspberry Pi, a monitor, and a power source to keep your network security system up and running.