Are your IoT devices visible from the internet?

BullGuard has a scanner that quickly scans your public IP address and ‘sees’ if your network has open ports that could pose a threat to you or even the internet.  Here’s the link to see if you have something that is open on the internet.

If you do have devices that are visible – routers, wireless or other things such as DVRs – make sure you have the latest firmware and use strong passwords on these devices as a minimum.


If you perform a deep scan, your network is further analyzed and you may receive the warning below.  If you intentionally opened a port AND you are actively monitoring your network by keeping updates and have ports opened along with firmware and 3rd party software updates, you are probably OK.





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The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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