WLAN Security Learning Guide

Discover how to secure wireless networks in our comprehensive guide to locking down your WLAN.

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:

 

802.11n security
 

 

 

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:

For more information on WLAN security, visit SearchNetworking ANZ's Network Security Topic Centre or SearchSecurity ANZ's Topic Centre on Wireless Security.

 

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