It is amazing as to how some of these cool technological advances can create new avenues for attacks. Suppose an employee or a visitor wishes to sneak-in a hotspot or a honeypot AP into your enterprise. If you are paraniod, you can possibly think of frisking him for an AP (before allowing him into your premises). But, can you go to the extent of preventing him from carrying a Palm into your enterprise?
Just how vulnerable are home WiFi networks? With the abundance of news stories about data privacy, hacking attacks, malware, phishing schemes, retail credit card breaches and the like, I am surprised to see such a large number of home users are still either unconcerned or unaware about securing their data. This video from Fox News, Washington DC shows that weak Wi-Fi security is still all too common in many home Wi-Fi networks.
AirTight Networks security analyst Rick Farina is featured showing how just easy it is for a hacker to find unsecured Wi-Fi in a residential neighborhood. Unfortunately, one thing that gets overlooked in these stories is just how often these same home Wi-Fi devices will show up in the corporate networks, unknowingly providing unecumbered access to sensitive data.
Mike is responsible for product marketing at AirTight and oversees the inside sales team and lead generation. He is a veteran of the Silicon Valley high tech industry with 20 years of experience in product marketing, sales and technical account management. Prior to joining AirTight, Mike held the position of senior product marketing manager for data protection services at eVault. Before eVault, Mike held senior product marketing positions at Quest Software, Keynote Systems, SBE, Inc., NetManage and Software Publishing Corporation.
Mike holds a BA in International Relations from the University of California, Davis.