Safer @ Home with pfSense®
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Safer @ Home with pfSense®

Recipes to secure your home and family's internet experience

About the Book

You don't need to risk your security and privacy on consumer-grade security products any longer. pfSense® is a powerful, commercial-grade firewall that provides capabilities far beyond what you can get in consumer products. This book will walk you through setting up your pfSense® firewall with many easy to follow recipes to choose from, depending on your needs. This is the 2nd Edition with updated navigation.

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About the Author

Michael Lines
Michael Lines

Michael is an information security/risk executive and consultant, with a 20-year track record as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), advisory Information Security practice leader, and information security/risk consultant. He writes, blogs, presents, speaks, and provides interviews on a wide variety of information security topics, primarily concerning what it takes to develop and run effective information security programs, and why so many companies continue to suffer security breaches due to ineffective programs.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Recipe 1 - The basic ingredients
  • Recipe 2 - Adding packages
  • Recipe 3 - Block porn and malicious domains
  • Recipe 4 - Protect your browsing from your ISP's snooping
  • Recipe 5 - Speed browsing by blocking ads
  • Recipe 6 - Checking your defenses
  • Recipe 7 - Blocking the kids from bypassing your protections
  • Recipe 8 - Separate your work and home networks
  • Recipe 9 - Isolate your IoT devices
  • Recipe 10 - Fixing your buffer bloat
  • Recipe 11 - Dialing in from the road
  • Recipe 12 - Get alerts for new devices
  • Recipe 13 - Blocking bad actors, inside and out
  • Recipe 14 - Monitoring your network with daily reports
  • Recipe 15 - Making exceptions to the rules
  • Recipe 16 - Keeping good records
  • Recipe 17 - Backups, just in case
  • Recipe 18 - Keeping pfSense® up to date
  • A Reality Check
  • In Conclusion

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