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Organizations are at Risk from Lax Wi-Fi Security
According to our research, laptop computers comprise about one-third of all personal computers in U.S. and Canadian businesses, and most of them include wireless communications capabilities. But according to data from our 2006 IT Security Study, many IT organizations fail to grasp many of the easier concepts and configurations that are available to secure wireless networks. This article quantifies the adoption rate for two public wireless security standards (WEP and WPA) and breaks down the analysis by organizational size (based on the number of laptops supported.) The article also includes practical recommendations for securing wireless networks and itemizes the reasons that organizations should upgrade to the WPA standard as soon as possible.
Wi-Fi Ready for Prime Time
Wi-Fi is a low risk investment as long as a security assessment and appropriate risk mitigation measures are included as part of the overall strategy for implementation
Wi-Fi Moves Into Enterprise Computing
Wireless computing, or Wi-Fi, is making rapid inroads into corporate networks, driven by demands of mobile users and others who appreciate the convenience of being free from wired connections. According to the Computer Economics 2005 Information Systems Spending and Technology Trends survey of key CIOs and IT managers, the ROI and TCO characteristics of Wi-Fi are excellent. Therefore, Wi-Fi is a low risk investment as long as a security assessment and appropriate risk mitigation measures are included as part of the overall strategy for implementation.
Security Incompatibilities Slow WLAN Acceptance
Surveys conducted by WLAN vendors using surveillance equipment in various locations repeatedly show rapid growth in the use of the technology. In large cities, annual increases in excess of 100% are not unusual. What many of the organizations using the technology do not realize is that these transmissions are often wide open to interception by curious or hostile individuals.
Economic Realities of Wireless LANs (2Q03)
Planning for the inevitable introduction of WLANs into your organization, if they are not already there, is much better than allowing a hodgepodge to develop. The two major concerns for managers in regard to WLANs are data capacity and security. Consideration of WLANs today should be limited to those defined by the 802.11 family of specifications.
WLANs: Better ROI and Productivity Lead to Higher Adoption Rate
Stronger ROI and productivity increases will accelerate WLAN deployments in Fortune 1000 companies over the next three years.