The widespread adoption of connected devices has changed our lives forever. Walk into any coffee shop, hotel, airport or gym today and you’re almost guaranteed to be welcomed by free public Wi-Fi. While this constant accessibility offers incredible convenience to businesses and end-users alike, these benefits also come with some security challenges.
“While wireless attacks may not be all over the news, they are often the initial touchpoint bad actors use to access credentials that enable them to pull of the massive data breaches that steal the headlines. True prevention is the best way to defend against Wi-Fi attacks, and it all starts with classification.” – WatchGuard’s Director of Strategic Alliances, Ryan Orsi, in a recent column in Cyber Defense Magazine.
Ryan’s article covers several serious Wi-Fi hacks, major obstacles to mitigating Wi-Fi security threats, and the critical nature of the classification function of Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS).
Read the full piece at Cyber Defense Magazine.