Wireless network security News
December 18, 2014
According to WatchGuard, seven out of 10 restaurants, hotels and other businesses don't take the necessary steps to secure their guest Wi-Fi networks.
October 31, 2014
News roundup: Verizon gave its mobile users an early Halloween trick: a cookie that cannot be erased, despite a number of privacy concerns. Also: compromising an air-gapped computer over the air; an alleged government-funded hack against a CBS reporter and more.
October 10, 2014
SN blogs: This week, one analyst discusses over-the-air Wi-Fi management in the wake of the FCC's fine against Marriott, while another touts a new breed of network management tools.
July 17, 2014
Apple iOS 8 will add a MAC address spoofing feature to iPhones and iPads for wireless privacy. It could interfere with Wi-Fi location-based services used by many consumer-facing businesses.
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A wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) is a dedicated security device or integrated software application that monitors a wireless LAN network's radio spectrum for rogue access points and other wireless threats. Continue Reading
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Expert contributor George V. Hulme explains how wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) protect enterprise networks from attacks and prying eyes. Continue Reading
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Reliable coverage, data security and minimal downtime are a few of the elements of a sustainable wireless healthcare infrastructure. Continue Reading
Wi-Fi in healthcare facilities is troubled by spotty coverage and physicians' mistrust of its ability to secure their communications. Continue Reading
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Wi-Fi has revolutionized the enterprise by not only extending network coverage in a particular building or campus, but also by enabling on-the-go working, be it from a coffee shop or a hotel room. Yet, while these improvements reduce employee downtime and increase efficiency, Wi-Fi has had a significant impact on network security; many security measures of yesteryear are simply ineffective today.
Whether your enterprise has already adopted Wi-Fi or is evaluating the technology, there are several considerations to keep in mind.
In this Technical Guide, wireless security expert Lisa Phifer examines the rise in Wi-Fi popularity and explains why going beyond the basics is essential to Wi-Fi security. Then, Phifer outlines tools that can help enterprises overcome the difficult task of provisioning WLAN access to the plethora of mobile devices and platforms infiltrating the enterprise that require corporate network access. Finally, expert Brad Casey discusses the effects 802.11ac, commonly referred to as Gigabit Wi-Fi, will have on enterprise wireless network security.
As the corporate environment grows more disparate and globally divided, it will become more critical than ever to use Wi-Fi to maintain connectivity, productivity and profitability. However, without the proper security measures in place, enterprises risk falling victim to wireless intruders, having sensitive data stolen and more.
This Technical Guide offers the expertise you need to integrate Wi-Fi security into your enterprise's overarching network security strategy and maintain security in the age of wireless connectivity. Continue Reading
Chameleon malware targets insecure wireless access points. Enterprise threats expert Nick Lewis explains how to defend against the malware. Continue Reading
Employees who work on-the-go rely on Wi-Fi access to get work done, but are those connections secure? Expert Kevin Beaver explains how to achieve Wi-Fi access security success. Continue Reading