Here are some steps to safeguard your Network Attached Storage (NAS) from attacks:

  1. Implement strong password security: Use complex and unique passwords for your NAS.
  2. Routinely update NAS firmware: Regular updates can fix security vulnerabilities.
  3. Avoid using default admin accounts: Change the default admin username and password to reduce the risk of unauthorized access.
  4. Secure your connection and ports: Limit the number of open ports and use secure connections.
  5. Use your NAS firewall: Enable the built-in firewall in your NAS to block unwanted traffic.
  6. Enable DoS protection: This can help prevent Denial of Service attacks.
  7. Use a VPN: A Virtual Private Network can provide a secure connection when accessing your NAS remotely.
  8. Limit access: Restrict NAS access to specific internal IP addresses and enable protection against brute force attacks.
  9. Enable automatic logout and HTTP attack protection.
  10. Enable two-factor authentication: This adds an extra layer of security.
  11. Enable Account protection.
  12. Enable Firewall.
  13. Enable Autoblock: This can block IP addresses after a certain number of failed login attempts.
  14. Enable DoS protection.

Remember, the security of your NAS also depends on your behaviour and attitude. For example, opening too many ports can give intruders more ways to reach your information. Also, having a separate offline or cloud backup is crucial.