Access "Secure data transmission with wireless access controllers"
This article is part of the May 2004 issue of Are you secure? Adam Putnam says, "Prove it!"
From coffee shops to corporate offices, airports to hotels, wireless fever is spreading. As WiFi-enabled laptops and PDAs become commonplace, the technology has become a standard part of corporate IT infrastructures. Still, security remains an issue and is arguably the main inhibitor of ubiquitous wireless deployment. The original 802.11 standard is wholly inadequate; WEP's encryption scheme is vulnerable to brute-force cracking, and its use of shared keys leaves it open to compromise. The draft 802.11i standard (pending approval) will offer more robust protection, leveraging the 802.1X authentication protocol and AES encryption. WiFi Protected Access (WPA), driven by vendors as an interim solution, incorporates TKIP to solve the shared key problem and requires no new hardware. That's all well and good, but WPA still uses WEP's RC4 algorithm, and WPA-certified products have been slow getting to market. 802.11i presents potential interoperability issues and will require extensive hardware reinvestments. Meanwhile, enterprises need to secure their WLANs today.... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
Should new information security laws include auditing requirements?
by Erik Sherman
Get your security act together or Adam Putnam will do it for you. Federal information security laws and regulations could be the next thing infosec management has to worry about. Here you will learn about pending security laws requring security auditing requirements in this feature.
Exploring additional technologies to support antivirus scanning
by George A. Chidi Jr.
Security managers are looking beyond conventional AV to ensure business continuity and improve disaster recovery times.
Using email spam filtering techniques to get rid of spam
by Amber Plante
Filters stem the flow of junk email, but spam remains a big distraction. Learn how to use spam filtering techniques to get rid of spam.
- Should new information security laws include auditing requirements? by Erik Sherman
Secure data transmission with wireless access controllers
by Jon Edney
Sending data over the airwaves is risky. Wireless access controllers assure secure data transmission and reception.
Why and how the CISO job description is changing
by Gary Lynch
The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) job description is changing. The new CISO must know how to quantify risk and how to understand business as well as computer security technologies.
- Secure data transmission with wireless access controllers by Jon Edney
Government cybersecurity: What is being done to fight cybercrime?
by Lawrence M. Walsh
Learn what can be done to fight cybercrime against privately owned networks.
Industry needs less ethical computer hacking, more risk management strategies
by Jay Heiser, Contributor
Enterprises need less ethical computer hacking and a better risk management strategy.
How to avoid Windows XP Service Pack 2 problems
by Victor R. Garza
Testing XP SP2 beta today will pay off in the long run and help admins to avoid any Windows XP Service Pack 2 problems.
Enhancing secure coding practices to secure your machine
by Pete Lindstrom, Contributor
Learn preventative measures to help improve secure coding practices and protect and secure your machine from the latest threats.
Laws of security: 10 security best practices
by Andrew Briney
Learn the laws of security and 10 security best practices.
- Government cybersecurity: What is being done to fight cybercrime? by Lawrence M. Walsh
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
As more security professionals take on greater roles in global risk management, Global 2000 companies are investing in cybersecurity measures above ...
All indications show that DDoS attacks are increasing in variety, number and size. No network system is immune and information security pros can't ...
The Fast Identity Online (FIDO) standards reached the public draft stage in February, and the first deployments of FIDO-ready technologies followed ...