Wireless LANs (WLANs) are wonderful tools and can make your organisation more productive in many ways.
But as high-profile incidents like the TJX hack demonstrate, poorly-configured WLANs can become a source of very considerable pain.
SearchNetworking ANZ therefore presents this WLAN Security Learning Guide to give you a comprehensive suite of advice and tips to help you lock down your WLANs.
WLAN Authentication basics
Learn the basics of WLAN authentication in this two-part primer:
WPA and WEP encryption
Discover the WPA, WPA2 and WEP encryption protocols and how to use them:
- How to cope with WPA cracks
- How to avoid the WPA stack
- Why WPA2 is an essential uprade from WEP
The new, faster, version of WiFi called 802.11n is also more secure than its predecessors:
- 802.11n's impact on WLAN security
- How 802.11n changes the WLAN security landscape
WLANs and PCI DSS
The PCI DSS standard has new rules for wireless networks:
- WEP banned in new PCI DSS standard
- PCI Council issues new wireless security guide