Much has been said about using ‘Best Practices’ alone to secure enterprise WiFi, including no-WiFi policy. However, as security experts will vouch, most breaches happen because of naive insiders.
Here is a hilarious video that demonstrates the lack of understanding out there regarding WiFi – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cgjvcxn1s4.
Imagine such a person as your employee and ask yourself the following questions.
- Can you expect all your employees to follow the prescribed WiFi best practices?
- Can you be confident that such a person will not connect to a neighboring hotspot, just because his or her desk has spotty WiFi coverage?
- Can you be certain that such a person will not bring in a ‘Linksys’ as advised by the radio host; and plug it into the ethernet under the desk and create a Rogue AP?
- Can you be certain that this person will not connect to both the WiFi and Ethernet at the same time while connected to the hotspot?
If these questions are hard to answer, you must consider Wireless Intrusion Prevention System!